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GSS International Students

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International students are welcome to apply to the accredited master’s, bachelor’s and doctoral programs at the Fordham Graduate School of Social Service (GSS). Our Office for International Services offers assistance to meet these students’ specific needs, including financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

Additional Requirements for International Students

Transcript Evaluation

All students with credentials from universities outside the United States and Canada must have their transcripts evaluated. Credential evaluations will be accepted from any organization that is a current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

English Language Proficiency Testing

All students applying for admission from a country where English is not the official language are required to take a standardized examination testing their ability to use English. Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Service accepts two providers of proficiency testing:

Financial Aid for International Students

All international students must fill out an Affidavit of Support form. We also encourage you to check the Office for International Services website for information on other types of assistance you could use.


If you have any questions about applying to the Fordham Graduate School of Social Service regarding the: