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.


Live Sessions

Asynchronous/Homework

Field Placement

Standard

8 Term (Part-Time) Plan of Study

32 months to complete

Term 1: Before Field Placement Begins
Live Sessions: 1.5 hours
Asynchronous/Homework: 15 hours

Live sessions: 1.5 hours. Asynchronous/homework: 15 hours

Estimated Weekly Total: 16.5 hours

Terms 2–7: During Field Placement
Live Sessions: 1.5 hours
Asynchronous/Homework: 15 hours
Field Placement: 16 hours

Live sessions: 1.5 hours. Asynchronous/homework: 15 hours. Field Placement: 16 hours.

Estimated Weekly Total: 32.5 hours

Term 8: After Field Placement
Live Sessions: 1.5 hours
Asynchronous/Homework: 15 hours

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: Before Field Placement Begins
Live Sessions: 1.5 hours
Asynchronous/Homework: 15 hours

Live sessions: 1.5 hours. Asynchronous/homework: 15 hours

Estimated Weekly Total: 16.5 hours

Terms 2–4: During Field Placement
Live Sessions: 1.5 hours
Asynchronous/Homework: 15 hours
Field Placement: 16 hours

Live sessions: 1.5 hours. Asynchronous/homework: 15 hours. Field Placement: 16 hours.

Estimated Weekly Total: 32.5 hours

Terms 5–6: During Field Placement
Live Sessions: 3 hours
Asynchronous/Homework: 30 hours
Field Placement: 21 hours

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

Estimated Weekly Total: 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: 21 hours

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

Estimated Weekly Total: 54 hours

Advanced Standing

4 Term (Part-Time) Plan of Study

16 months to complete

Term 1: Before Field Placement Begins
Live Sessions: 1.5 hours
Asynchronous/Homework: 15 hours

Live sessions: 1.5 hours. Asynchronous/homework: 15 hours

Estimated Weekly Total: 16.5 hours

Terms 2–4: During Field Placement
Live Sessions: 1.5 hours
Asynchronous/Homework: 15 hours
Field Placement: 16 hours

Live sessions: 1.5 hours. Asynchronous/homework: 15 hours. Field Placement: 16 hours.

Estimated Weekly Total: 32.5 hours

2 Term (Full-Time) Plan of Study

8 months to complete

Term 1–2: During Field Placement
Live Sessions: 3 hours
Asynchronous/Homework: 30 hours
Field Placement: 21 hours

Live sessions: 3 hours. Asynchronous/homework: 30 hours. Field Placement: 21 hours.

Estimated Weekly Total: 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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