Forensic Social Work, Certificate | Long Island University (LIU) | New York City, United States
12 months
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Forensic social workers perform a vital public service in guiding their clients through the daunting and ever-changing legal system. We offer Forensic Social Work a course at Long Island University (LIU). 


These professionals possess a firm grasp of the civil, criminal and juvenile justice systems, along with a profound understanding of how socioeconomic, cultural, religious, and other aspects of their clients' lives may impact access to legal services.

To meet a growing national interest in forensics (the application of physical science, mental health, technology and the legal system) and a growing recognition of the complex interplay between social, clinical, and legal services, the Department of Health and Human Services offers a 15-credit New York State Advanced Certificate in Forensic Social Work concentration. 

Learning Outcomes 

The Advanced Certificate in Forensic Social Work at Long Island University (LIU) will prepare you to:

  • Practice in various capacities within law enforcement, courts, correctional facilities, mental health hospitals, victim assistance programs and the juvenile justice system.
  • Work with various populations, including those affected by child-custody issues involving separation, divorce, neglect and termination of parental rights; domestic violence; mental incapacity and criminal and juvenile justice systems.
  • Provide research or testimony in civil court cases and legal proceedings.


Students in the School of Health Professions and Nursing benefit from academic programs that have all gone through a rigorous accreditation process to ensure the highest level of standards in curriculum and instruction. In addition, the School is affiliated with some of the top hospitals, medical centers, clinics, health care and public service organizations in the world. 

Programme Structure

  • The certificate program will prepare you to apply the principles of social work to the legal system, including applicable local, state and federal laws; civil and criminal courts and the juvenile justice system; law enforcement agencies; and correctional facilities. 
  • Your clients may be children or adults, individuals or families, organizations or communities.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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15 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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