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Master of Social Work Application Process

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Gain the knowledge and skills you need to achieve your professional goals: Apply to the Master of Social Work program at Fordham University. We encourage applications from people who can meet the academic requirements of a graduate-level program and who demonstrate that their personal qualities and values are compatible with the mission of social work: To improve the lives of others.

PLEASE NOTE: Fordham's Admissions Team is currently working from home. Whenever possible, please submit documents electronically to



Applicants must have:
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • 18 undergraduate credits in liberal arts content.

The GRE is not required for admission into this program.

Recommended Application Deadlines

  • Fall: February 1 (applications still being accepted)
  • Spring: November 1 

Please note: we will continue to accept applications on a space-available basis after the above dates. However, applications submitted after the deadlines will not be given priority consideration for merit scholarship awards. All admission decisions will be emailed to applicants within four (4) weeks from the time an application becomes complete. Fordham'S GSS Admissions Team is currently working remotely. Whenever possible, all documents should be submitted to

Note: GSS policy does not grant social work course credit for life experience or previous work experience.