M.S.W. On Campus

With three New York campus locations and an accredited online M.S.W. program, the Fordham Graduate School of Social Service (GSS) has a place for you—whether you prefer a fast-paced urban campus, the tree-lined suburbs, or the convenience of online study.

Whichever location you choose, you’ll be part of an exciting diverse community that is making a difference in the lives of individuals, families, and societies across the country and around the world. You can complete all your degree requirements at any campus or online.  For more Information, please contact 212-636-6000.

Manhattan Campus

We offer B.A.S.W., M.S.W., M.S., and Ph.D. programs at Fordham University Lincoln Center campus in the heart of midtown Manhattan:

113 West 60th Street (corner of Columbus Avenue)
New York, NY 10023


Westchester Campus

We offer B.A.S.W. and M.S.W. programs at Fordham University Westchester campus. You can complete all your degree requirements on this campus.

Located conveniently off I-287, I-684; and the Hutchinson River Parkway, our three-story, state-of-the-art building sits on 32 landscaped acres in West Harrison, NY.

400 Westchester Avenue
West Harrison, NY 10604


GSS Fordham/Molloy College Hybrid Program on Long Island

In our traditional Fordham/Molloy Program, students take some coursework on the Molloy College campus in Rockville Centre, NY, complete their field placement on Long Island and also attend some classes at the Manhattan campus.

The Fordham/Molloy Hybrid M.S.W. Option offers both face-to-face and online classes to our Long Island students for full-time, part-time, and Advanced Standing plans of study. The M.S.W. degree is awarded by Fordham University.

The collaborative Fordham/Molloy M.S.W. program is located at:

Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Avenue
Casey Building, C-014
Rockville Centre, NY 11571-5002


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.

  1. Academic calendar 2018-2019 On campus
  2. Class Schedule

3. M.S.W. Student handbook