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Why Fordham GSS?

social work graduate programs

At Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service (GSS), we’ve been preparing students like you to stand up for human rights and social justice for more than 100 years. Fordham GSS provides a foundation in the traditions of the social work profession while meeting the challenges of the future with a sophisticated interdisciplinary curriculum. Ranked among the best in the nation, our social work graduate programs offer a flexible, experiential education that will prepare you to change lives and transform communities.

If you're ready to transform your ideals into a meaningful innovative career, we're ready to help.

  • Academic Excellence: U.S. News & World Report ranks our CSWE-accredited Master of Social Work program in the top 10 percent in the nation. Our highly regarded online MSW program is taught by the same accomplished faculty as our traditional MSW.
  • Flexibility: Part-time plans of study and weekend courses are available. Our MSW program offers an advanced standing option as well as the ability to tailor coursework to your career goals.
  • Accessibility: Our MSW program is offered on three campus locations—Lincoln Center, Westchester, and Long Island. Our quality MSW curriculum is also available through our our hybrid campus-online program and online only program.
  • Career Opportunities: Our forward-thinking, competency-based programs are designed to turn you into a well-rounded, integrated practitioner capable of taking on new challenges throughout your career.

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

For information about the Online MSW program, call 833-681-2234 or email