Kathryn Krase, Ph.D., J.D. M.S.W.
Administrative and Student Support Coordinator
Department of Social Work
School of Health Professions
1 University Plaza
Health Sciences Building, Room 205
Brooklyn, NY 11201
The program seeks students from diverse backgrounds who reflect the diversity of the populations its graduates will serve, locally, regionally, and globally. Students who apply to this program should be interested in working through direct care or leadership roles with diverse populations including children, families, the elderly, immigrants and refugees, persons with physical and/or mental conditions, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals, and the economically disadvantaged.
FOR INFORMATION ON UPCOMING MSW PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE EVENTS PLEASE CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-488-1025.
The Long Island University MSW Program seeks applicants who have a broad liberal arts education consisting of the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, the natural sciences including biology, and courses reflective of a basic interest in human services.
Additional requirements include:
Only candidates who have earned an undergraduate degree are admitted to the master of social work degree program.
Consistent with the policies of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the Long Island University MSW Program does not grant social work course credit for life experience or previous work experience under any circumstance.
Students who are interested in the MSW program must either apply for:
Please note, applicants are only allowed to apply to one program (Regular or Advanced Standing) per application cycle.
Current LIU Brooklyn undergraduates should contact the Social Work Department for special instructions on how to submit their application.
Interested candidates who are not current LIU Brooklyn undergraduates must submit all their application materials ONLINE through the Social Work Centralized Application Services (SocialWorkCAS): http://SocialWorkCAS.liaisoncas.com
All official transcripts should be sent directly to SocialWorkCAS:
SocialWorkCAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9212
Watertown, MA 02471
Once the application is complete, and SocialWorkCAS has verified the documents, the application will be released to LIU Brooklyn for review. Please allow for 2-4 weeks (depending on time of year) for SocialWorkCAS and respective institutions to send/review/verify your documents.
For questions about the receipt, processing and verification of your application, please contact SocialWorkCAS Customer Service at 857-304-2016 or email: SocialWorkCas@liaisonedu.com.
For questions related to admissions decisions, please contact the LIU-Brooklyn Social Work Department.
Continued enrollment in this program is contingent upon:
The MSW program at LIU Brooklyn is designed to meet the individualized needs of our students. Understanding that most of our students have multiple commitments, often including full-time employment, we provide a convenient and flexible course schedule, with choices for evening weekday and/or Saturday schedules. To increase flexibility, our students can complete the LIU Brooklyn MSW program through plans of study for two (2), three (3), or four (4) years.
Starting this coming January 2018, we are offering a Part-Time “Spring Start” in our MSW Program.
In 2017-2018, LIU Brooklyn is offering a new “Spring Start” program. MSW programs traditionally begin in the Fall semester, but we are often asked whether students can start in the Spring semester. Our answer has, unfortunately, always been “Sorry, but no”, until NOW!Students will take 2 classes in the Spring 2018 semester, and then take 2 classes in Summer 2018 (May-July). Classes will be offered on weekday evenings and/or weekends, depending on demand. After successfully completing these four (4) courses, students will continue on in the program, part or full time, graduating in May 2020 or 2021.
After completing the foundation curriculum, the MSW program provides the opportunity for advanced year MSW students to choose one of five outstanding concentration areas:
*Some concentrations fulfill partial requirements for Advanced Certificates
Field education is the signature pedagogy of Social Work Education. Field Education is an integral component of the curriculum of any social work program. Experiences in the field engage the student in supervised social work practice and provide opportunities to apply classroom learning in the field setting.
In the first year of field placement, LIU Brooklyn MSW students are required to complete a minimum of 200 hours in their internship during each of the standard Fall and Spring semesters, for a total of 400 hours in the generalist practice year.
During the second year of field, also referred to as the specialized practice experience, students are required to complete a total of 300 hours during each of the standard Fall and Spring semesters, for a total of 600 hours in the specialization year.
Thus, the minimum number of field hours required of LIU MSW students is 1,000 hours.
For a thorough review of the processes and requirements of field education in the LIU Brooklyn MSW Program, please refer to the MSW Field Manual, and related Appendices:
If you are interested in having a BASW or MSW student intern with your organization for their field placement, please contact email@example.com.
If required, applicants with foreign education must send TOEFL scores directly to Long Island University (Brooklyn Campus). LIU Brooklyn ETS reporting code is 2070.
International students must submit an international evaluation and translation for all international transcripts to SocialWorkCAS. These transcripts must be evaluated by NACES accredited organization and must be submitted by the application deadline. Students must alert the Social Work department of such transcripts by emailing Social Work Department Chairperson (see left side of this page).
For questions please contact the LIU Brooklyn Social Work office at 718-488-1025 or firstname.lastname@example.org://liu.edu/Brooklyn/Academics/School-of-Health-Professions/Academic-Programs/Social-Work