Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Non-Matriculated Study
Non-Matriculated Study is for students who want to transition gradually into graduate studies before applying for admission.

Students choose Non-Matriculated Study for a variety of reasons:
  • to start coursework immediately,
  • to explore social work as a professional fit,
  • to strengthen their candidacy for admission by demonstrating academic success at Fordham; or
  • to build confidence in academic ability.


A non-matriculated student may complete up to two M.S.W. classes per semester and no more than four classes in total.  A student may earn a maximum of 12 credits in non-matriculated study.  Courses may be taken at the Lincoln Center, Westchester or Online campus.

The following courses are available for Non-Matriculated Study.  Students can start in the fall, summer, or spring semester.  Please note that not all courses are offered each semester.  Check our Class Schedules to see when these classes are being held.

SWGS 6050 - Human Rights and Social Justice

SWGS 6208 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment I

SWGS 6006 - Social Policy I: Policy and the Profession

SWGS 6209 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment II

SWGS 6801 - Social Work Practice in Research I

SWGS 6802 - Social Work Practice in Research II


The cost of study for the 2014-2015 Academic Year is $885 per credit hour.  Each course offered on a non-matriculated basis at the Graduate School of Social Service is three (3) credits.

If a non-matriculated student applies and is admitted to the Master of Social Work degree program, non-matriculated credits will apply toward their master of social work degree. The student must earn a grade of B or higher, and the credits must be taken within five years of their admitted term.


All students participating in graduate-level study are required to have a bachelor's degree, which does not have to be in social work.

On-campus students  must attend an in-person registration session at the Lincoln Center or Westchester campus to speak to an adviser and to register for coursework.  The registration dates are listed below.  Please bring verification of your bachelor’s degree, such as a final, official transcript or a copy of your diploma.  Academic advisers are available to provide information and support. 

Online students are not required to make a campus visit but may reach out directly to Ms. Kathleen Rund, Student Liaison for Online Study, at (914) 367-3440 or


If you have any further questions , please contact the Office of Admissions at (212) 636-6600 or


Lincoln Center Campus
113 West 60th Street, Room 712
New York, New York  10023
(212) 636-6606
Monday, December 15, 2014
Anytime between 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Westchester Campus
400 Westchester Avenue, Room 106A
West Harrison, New York  10604
(914) 367-3108
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Anytime between 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.


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