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Fordham GSS Mission




The mission of the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service is to educate students to promote human rights and social justice.  The School strives to improve the well-being of people and communities through teaching culturally responsive, evidence-informed practice and engaging in research, policy advocacy, and community partnership.

The School's commitment to excellence in education and scholarship is built on professional social work values and the Jesuit educational tradition with its focus on social justice.  Located in the greater New York City metropolitan region, the School prepares social work professionals and instills in its students a commitment to the profession while helping them build the competencies necessary for them to effectively serve diverse populations.


Mission of the MSW Program at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

The mission of the Master of Social Work (MSW) program is to educate students to promote human rights and social justice and improve the well-being of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities through culturally responsive evidence-informed advanced social work practice embedded within an agency and community context. The Program’s commitment to excellence in education and scholarship is built on professional social work values and the Jesuit educational tradition with its focus on social justice.  


Mission of the BASW Program at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

The mission of the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) program at Fordham University is to educate students to promote human rights and social justice and improve the well-being of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities through culturally competent evidence-informed generalist social work practice embedded within an agency context. The School’s commitment to excellence in education and scholarship is built on professional social work values and the Jesuit educational tradition with its focus on social justice. The BASW program builds upon a strong liberal arts core to establish the social work competencies, necessary to effectively serve diverse populations.
 
 

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