Planning Your Studies

The tables below represent a typical breakdown of how you can expect to dedicate your time to OnlineMSW@Fordham each term.

The time spent in each term indicates weekly time commitment. Asynchronous/homework sections are estimates and may vary from student to student.

The number of total and weekly field placement hours shown below are subject to change. Consult your Admissions Counselor for information regarding Full-time cohort availability surrounding COVID-19.

Live Sessions

Asynchronous/Homework

Field Placement

Standard Examples

8 Term (Part-Time) Plan of Study

32 months to complete

Term 1-2: Before Field Placement Begins

Live Sessions: 1.5 hours
Asynchronous/Homework: 15 hours

Estimated Weekly Total: 16.5 hours

Terms 3-6: During Field Placement

Live Sessions: 1.5 hours
Asynchronous/Homework: 15 hours
Field Placement: 15-21 hours

Estimated Weekly Total: 31.5-37.5 hours

Term 7-8: After Field Placement

Live Sessions: 1.5 hours
Asynchronous/Homework: 15 hours

Estimated Weekly Total: 16.5 hours

6 Term (Part-Time) Plan of Study

24 months to complete

Term 1-2: Before Field Placement Begins

Live Sessions: 1.5 hours
Asynchronous/Homework: 15 hours

Estimated Weekly Total: 16.5 hours

Terms 3-4: During Field Placement

Live Sessions: 1.5 hours
Asynchronous/Homework: 15 hours
Field Placement: 15-21 hours

Estimated Weekly Total: 31.5-37.5 hours

Terms 5–6: During Field Placement

Live Sessions: 3 hours
Asynchronous/Homework: 30 hours
Field Placement: 15-21 hours

Estimated Weekly Total: 48-54 hours

4 Term (Full-Time) Plan of Study

16 months to complete

Terms 1–4: During Field Placement

Live Sessions: 3 hours
Asynchronous/Homework: 30 hours
Field Placement: 15-21 hours

Estimated Weekly Total: 48-54 hours

Advanced Standing Examples

4 Term (Part-Time) Plan of Study

16 months to complete

Term 1-2: Before Field Placement Begins

Live Sessions: 1.5 hours
Asynchronous/Homework: 15 hours

Estimated Weekly Total: 16.5 hours

Terms 3-4: During Field Placement

Live Sessions: 1.5 hours
Asynchronous/Homework: 15 hours
Field Placement: 15-21 hours

Estimated Weekly Total: 31.5-37.5 hours

2 Term (Full-Time) Plan of Study

Time to complete may vary

Term 1–2: During Field Placement

Live Sessions: 3 hours
Asynchronous/Homework: 30 hours
Field Placement: 15-21 hours

Estimated Weekly Total: 48-54 hours

Field placement occurs during regular business hours, defined as 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. The placement team cannot search for particular time frames within business hours, nor can they search for evening or weekend placements.

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