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Why GSS at Fordham?

Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service (GSS) ranks among the nation’s best and largest. Offering one of the top Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report—as well as an online M.S.W. ranked #1 by—here you’ll benefit from a flexible, experiential educational environment that can help transform your passion for helping others into professional success. We offer:

Fordham GSS Fast Facts

9% Social work job openings percentage increase from 2021 - 2031, as projected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
23 – 61+ Age range of GSS MSW students in 2021.
83% GSS MSW students employed full-time while in the program.
57 Veterans and active military students in the MSW program.

Career Potential

The Fordham M.S.W. program can prepare you for a fulfilling, diverse, and flexible career as a social worker. It is also one of the country's fastest-growing professions, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, with job openings expected to increase by 9 percent between 2021 and 2031.

Social work can take your career in a number of ways: from direct practice and community-based agencies to research, universities or businesses, or international nongovernment organizations (NGOs)—and more.

Why choose social work? Because it is a rewarding, growing career with many paths to explore your interests and a wealth of opportunities to help someone change their life for the better.


For more information about our on-campus programs, call 212-636-6600 or email [email protected].

For information about the Online MSW program, call 833-681-2234 or email [email protected].

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