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Department of Social Work

Department of Social Work The Social Work Department offers the B.S. in Social Work (B.S.S.W.) and the Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The B.S.S.W. offers an optional focus in healthcare. The M.S.W. program offers five concentrations: gerontology, non-profit management, child and family welfare, alcohol and substance abuse, and forensic social work. In addition the Department offers the Minor in Social Work for non-social work majors who wish to broaden their skills in social policies, public services and human behavior. Classroom instruction and internship placements are led by a faculty who are locally and nationally recognized for their scholarly contributions to social justice and improving the human condition. Field work in varied settings, including schools, homeless shelters, child and family counseling centers, charitable organizations, senior citizen facilities, and social service agencies enhances academic learning and allows you to make a real impact on a multi-cultural society. Social Work as a profession is an exciting growth area that offers professional flexibility and personal satisfaction.


M.S.W. concentration in Child and
Family Welfare

Using the latest web-based technology, LIU now offers the M.S.W. concentration in Child and Family Welfare in an online format. Learn more...

Advanced Certificate in Forensic
Social Work

New Advanced Certificate in Forensic Social Work provides social workers with expertise in law and legal systems. Learn more...


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MSW Program Students Video

Three class of 2013 MSW graduates Jessica Heygi, Jenna Vanacore, and Raquel Miller collaborated on the project. To view their work, click here.

Find Out How Good You Really Are

Thomas NeuschulThomas Neuschul, a second year student in the Master of Social Work program, has been named the 2013 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) New York State Social Work Student of the Year. Read more...

LIU Post Student Alina Perez Awarded 2012 Social Work Scholarship

Alina PerezAlina Perez, a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Social Work program at LIU Post, has been awarded the National Association of Puerto Rican-Hispanic Social Workers Student Scholarship. Read more...