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Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Service

Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Service

Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Service


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 M.S.W. program is taught by the same accomplished faculty as our traditional M.S.W.

  • Flexibility: Part-time plans of study and weekend courses are available. Our M.S.W. program offers an advanced standing option as well as the ability to tailor coursework to your career goals.

  • Accessibility: Our M.S.W. program is offered on three campus locations—Lincoln Center, Westchester, and Long Island. Our quality M.S.W. curriculum is also available through 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.

The GSS Mission

The mission of the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service is to educate students to promote human rights and social justice. The school strives to improve the well-being of people and communities through teaching culturally responsive, evidence-informed practice and engaging in research, public advocacy, and community partnership.

Nationally Accredited Programs

Fordham GSS offers accredited B.S.W., M.S.W., and Ph.D. in Social Work programs by the Council on Social Work Education. Students are evaluated based on mastery of competencies aligned with accreditation standards. These competencies are essential dimensions expected of all social workers during their training. Assessment scores meeting or exceeding benchmarks indicate competency mastery. We regularly share assessment data with the Council to enhance and refine our program and learning environment.


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