M.S.W. Hybrid

Fordham’s online hybrid master of social work (M.S.W.) option on Long Island, is a collaborative program with Molloy College that combines traditional face-to-face classes at Molloy’s campus with online courses. In the online courses you will meet weekly with your professor and classmates in synchronous sessions as well as pace your own learning with asynchronous course content.

The Hybrid M.S.W. option enables more Long Islanders to conveniently obtain a Fordham University M.S.W. degree. We offer full-time, part-time and Advanced Standing plans of study with both fall and spring start dates.  If you have questions, contact Jennifer McKinnon, Director of the Fordham/Molloy Collaborative program at 516-323-3884 or mckinnon@fordham.edu.

Your Fieldwork Practicum is an integral part of Fordham University's master of social work (MSW) degree and uniquely prepares you for your career as a social work professional.

The 1,200-hour, 2-year Field Instruction course conveys 18 credits and consists of:

  • A weekly Fieldwork Practicum.
  • Two-hour-long Integrative Seminar classes scheduled over four semesters 

You’ll fulfill your fieldwork at one of a multitude of agencies throughout the tristate area. You will be supervised by an experienced employee at the agency who has an MSW degree and has completed the Seminar in Field Instruction.

Fieldwork Placements

The field instruction office places over 1,000 MSW students in fieldwork every September. Whether you have limited hours, family responsibilities, long commute, or financial concerns, we work diligently to secure a placement for you that is educationally sound, challenging and responsive to your needs as well as the participating agencies' needs.

Your placement can be located near your home or job. Reasonable travel time (one hour or less) is an important consideration to us in determining where you do your fieldwork.

We place students in agencies in the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Rockland, and other upstate counties, Connecticut, and New Jersey.

Students may work in schools, hospitals, tiny storefront operations, or large multiservice community agencies. They may serve infants, grandparents, or all ages in between; the homeless or the emotionally troubled; ethnic and racial minorities; or diverse oppressed sectors of the population, such as offenders or the victims of offenders.

Your Fieldwork Schedule

You have a choice of fulfilling your fieldwork requirement by working:

  • Twenty-one hours per week, which usually entails three weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Placement begins in September and ends in early May.
  • Fourteen hours per week, in blocks of time tailored to your schedule. Placement begins in September and ends in early August.

For Additional Resources for Field Instruction please click here.

Academic Calendar

  1. Oncampus 2018-2019
  2. Academic calendar for Online Students beginning Fall of 2018 (New Curriculum)
    1. Fall 2018 Academic Calendar
    2. Spring 2019 Academic Calendar
    3. Summer 2019 Academic Calendar
  3. Academic calendar for Online Students beginning before Fall of 2018 (Legacy Curriculum)
    1. Fall 2018 Academic Calendar
    2. Spring 2018 Academic Calendar

Class Schedule

MSW Hybrid Fall 2018 (New Curriculum)

MSW Hybrid Fall 2018 (Legacy Curriculum)

MSW Student Hanbook 2018-2019

MSW Field Hanbook 2018-2019