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Why Fordham?

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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 (MSW) programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report—as well as an online MSW 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:

  • Accredited bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree programs in 3 convenient campuses.
  • A distinguished faculty who are focused on student success.
  • Flexible learning schedule and plans of study
  • A wide variety of supervised field placements that give you the opportunity to put theory into practice.

Career Potential

The Fordham MSW 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 12 percent between 2014 and 2024.

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.

What Our Alumni Say

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Kristen Cordero, GSS 2014

"My Fordham experience was very insightful and exciting."

Titania D. Grace, GSS 2010

"My Fordham experience was very rich and filled with excellent opportunities..."