Carol comes to the Online MSW Program with a personal history as a civilian survivor of the Lebanese Civil War. She has an extensive educational background, including a Bachelor degree in Anthropology from Brown University, as well as Master’s degrees from New York University and the University of California, Riverside. She identifies herself as a scholar, professor, and artist with interests that include research and interdisciplinary studies.
“The strength of Fordham’s Online MSW Program is the faculty really trying to create a sense of community online, pushing students to dialogue and to use critical thinking skills. I have found the faculty to be very respectful, and take the time to check in and listen. The online courses allow for flexibility of scheduling and there’s ready access to support services within Fordham."
Susan, Online MSW Student
Susan, a mother of two sons, has spent most of her life working in business related careers. In addition, she has always stayed connected to the community through volunteer work. Three years ago, Susan returned to school to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services. She is now in the process of obtaining her Masters degree in Social Work in the Online program.
“The Fordham Online program has allowed me as a single parent to meet my personal and professional goals while taking care of children, aging parents and working a full time job. I feel that I am getting a wonderful education while still managing to care for the people that I love. I have two wonderful sons who are the light of my life and who hopefully can see how hard that I am working to improve our lives. I am amazed at how much I have learned and how many doors are opening for me at this time."
Jennifer, Online MSW Student
After completing her BA in psychology from the University at Albany, Jennifer worked as a Supervisor at a Residential Treatment Facility for emotionally disturbed youth. She supervised an 8 bed unit of adolescent females suffering with various emotional and mental health issues. She went on to train foster parents, before taking on a position as a Clinical Case Manager working with at risk children and families, alongside an LMSW coworker. Given her personal and professional experiences, Jennifer decided to pursue her MSW degree in the online program.