Social Work

Social work is a profession dedicated to helping people obtain the help they need to improve their lives and health. Social workers are employed in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics, schools, child welfare and human service agencies, hospitals, and private practices.

The first accredited social work program in Brooklyn, the bachelor's and master's programs in Social Work places emphasis on working with the growing geriatric population; with racially, ethnically and socially diverse groups; and with immigrant populations. The LIU Brooklyn Social Work curriculum is tailored to reflect and to respond to the educational needs of a non-traditional, ethnically diverse student body, that will in turn, work with an equally diverse population of more than 4 million people in Brooklyn.

Undergraduate Graduate
Bachelor of Science in Social Work Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Faculty and Administration
Jessica Rosenberg, PhD, LCSW Chair, Professor, BSSW Program Director (718) 246-6443
Samuel Rosenberg, PhD, LCSW MSW Program Coordinator, Professor (718) 780-4520
Yovanka Green, MSEd, LMSW Director of Field Education (718) 488-3372
Menachem Dubovick, LCSW
Assistant Director Field Education
(718) 780-4124
Stefanie Jenkins, LMSW Field Education Coordinator (718) 780-4574
Justyna Rzewinski, LCSW
Field Education Coordinator
(718) 246-6442

Marquis Chandler, PhD, MSW

Assistant Professor

(718) 780-6560

Victor Lushin, PhD, MD, LMSW
Assistant Professor

(718) 780-4521

Telvis Rich, EdD, LMSW, BSW
Associate Professor
(718) 488-1188
Rebecca Rivera, PhD, LCSW
Assistant Professor
(718) 780-4076

Why Study Social Work at LIU Brooklyn?

  • We are the first social work program in Brooklyn accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • We offer both a bachelor and masters degree programs.
  • We have clinical affiliations with a wide range of top health care facilities, organizations, and clinics within Brooklyn, around New York City, and across the tri-state area, where students complete fieldwork placements and find post-graduate employment.
  • We offer a choice of five concentrations in the advanced year of graduate study in our MSW program: Child and Family Welfare, Forensic Social Work, Gerontology, Nonprofit Management, and Substance Use and Other Addictive Behaviors

For more information on Social Work at LIU Brooklyn, email or call (718) 488-1025.


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