Fordham University

Graduate School of Social Service

Social Work (MSW)



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

A tradition of learning, service and social justice informs baccalaureate, master's and doctoral social work programs. The objective of Fordham's Graduate School of Social Service is to prepare graduates at three degree levels to be effective agents for change as they strive to enhance the quality of life for the individuals, groups, communities and organizations they serve. While the School is driven by its value base and its mission to promote social justice and social change, the program, through its distinguished faculty, educates the students for practice using the profession's latest research and most current practice theories. The School is particularly proud of its graduate school ranking of 18th of more than 150 M.S.W. programs by 2009 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School's Guidebook. Whether you relate to the fast-paced hum of an urban campus or the tree-lined avenues of the suburbs, Fordham has a place for you. The cosmopolitan Lincoln Center campus is in the heart of Manhattan's performing arts center, and Fordham Westchester, our campus which is located in West Harrison, N.Y., in scenic Westchester County. On Long Island we offer a collaborative program with Molloy College in Rockville Centre. Whichever location you choose, you will find yourself among students with diverse backgrounds and experiences, from all economic strata, some with experience and others brand new to the field. The School offers a variety of ways to complete the program, from a one year advanced standing plan for BSW undergraduates, as well as full and part-time plans to accomodate a variety of schedules.


Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and New York State Education Department

International Student Requirements:

An evaluation of degree equivalency. For those applying from a country whose primary language is not English a TOEFL is required. An Internet Based score of 88-91 is acceptable.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 66

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $812.00 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Federal Application for Free Financial Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Code: 002722

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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