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LIU Brentwood to Explore Hispanic-Oriented Graduate Social Work Program

April 17 forum will explore community interest in new master’s degree geared toward Hispanic population

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Morgan Lyle,Assistant Director of Public Relations
LIU Brentwood,
Long Island University
516-299-4177

Brentwood, N.Y. – LIU Brentwood, a campus of Long Island University, will hold an open house Wednesday, April 17 to explore the community's interest in a master's degree program geared toward educating new social workers to serve the Hispanic community.

Co-sponsored by the Master of Social Work Program of Long Island University and the National Association of Puerto Rican and Hispanic Social Workers, the open house will offer an opportunity to explore the launching of a satellite program in Suffolk County aimed at serving the expanding needs of the Hispanic community. Both bilingual and English-speaking graduate students may apply. The program would require a bachelor's degree and could start as soon as September 2013.

Between 2000 and 2011, the Hispanic population on Long Island increased by 38 percent, from 282,693 to 457,508, the largest of any demographic group. This trend is expected to continue.

"Population growth in the Hispanic community continues to increase the demand for community services, as well as the need for qualified bi-lingual professionals to meet that demand," noted Dr. Ilene Nathanson, director of the Master of Social Work Program at LIU Post.

The open house will discuss admission requirements, tuition and course scheduling, language challenges for bi-lingual students, and licensing issues.

LIU Brentwood is located at 100 Second Ave, Brentwood, NY. The open house will be held 6-8 p.m. in the LIU Brentwood Auditorium.

For more information email Betsy.Klipera@liu.edu or call (516) 299-3924.

Posted 03/29/2013

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