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The Fordham Graduate School of Social Service (GSS) has been preparing students like you to promote human rights and social justice since 1916. Today, our social work graduate program is one of the largest in the world—and recognized as one of the best.

Here, we share your passion for helping people and transforming communities. We strive to improve the well-being of people and communities through our social work programs —and to empower our students to foster meaningful change in themselves and others.

Academic Excellence

U.S. News & World Report ranks our MSW degree program among the top in the nation and TheBestSchools.org gives top ranking to our Online MSW program. Our BSW, MSW, and PhD in social work degree programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and enhanced by our distinguished faculty, their influential research, and the important work of our centers and institutes.

Individual Attention

At Fordham GSS, we put students at the center of everything we do. You’ll be cared for, empowered and challenged. Every student has a faculty adviser to guide them through the program. And although more than 1,500 students are enrolled at GSS, we keep our average class size at 25 so we never lose that individual focus.

Flexible Options

We offer a variety of full-time and part-time plans of study to fit the diverse needs of our students. For example, MSW classes can be taken on weekdays, weekends, evenings, or online.

Diversity and Community

Our students are different ages, races, and ethnicities. They have different backgrounds, goals, and schedules. Some work full time, and others are full-time students. Yet all share a common passion: To transform themselves and the world around them.

Choice of Campus

Find your place at Fordham GSS. Our social work programs are offered on their New York campuses—Manhattan, Westchester and on Long Island in collaboration with Molloy College—as well as online.

Passionate Alumni

Graduates of GSS are helping others today as successful generalists, clinicians, researchers, professors, and administrators. Whether they are leaders in our profession or effecting change in hospitals, schools, or shelters, our alumni are improving the lives of the vulnerable people they serve every day across our cities, states and around the world.

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