The Online Master of Social Work Program from Fordham University

As a student in our online MSW program, you will complete the same curriculum—designed and taught by the same expert faculty—as our on-campus students. You will attend live classes online, complete engaging coursework, and gain field experience at sites in or near your community.

OnlineMSW@Fordham offers a fulfilling, transformative academic experience, connecting you to a community that shares your values, no matter where you’re located.

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, Fordham University’s online Master of Social Work (MSW) program gives you the skills you need to practice effectively across social work contexts while advancing the profession in the 21st century.


Traditional and Advanced Standing Options Available

An Online MSW Program, Tailored to Your Interests

The MSW program offers multiple plans of study, including full- and part-time options, so you can align your studies with your personal and professional commitments. You can choose to concentrate on one or more practice areas—or select courses across all areas of focus:

  • Individuals and Families
  • Organizations and Community
  • Evaluation
  • Policy Practice and Advocacy

Field education is a critical and empowering part of our online MSW program. You will gain confidence in your new skills by applying theory into practice in or near your community.

The Field Education Experience

Field education allows you to gain applicable, real-world experience while helping individuals and communities thrive.

  • One required field placement for the Advanced Standing MSW
  • Two required field placements for the Traditional MSW program

Our dedicated team of field specialists will work with you to identify and secure your placement sites, which can take place in schools, nonprofits, government agencies, or other community settings. A professional social worker at your placement site will act as your supervisor and key resource during your field education.

Student Support

We take a holistic approach to online social work education, offering comprehensive support that starts when you first inquire about the program and continues after you graduate. Our comprehensive student support is rooted in the tradition of care for the whole person, enabling us to support you in many areas of your life that affect your academic success. You will benefit from support services, which include:

  • Personalized guidance throughout the application process
  • Dedicated advising, field placement assistance, and 24/7 technical support

Take the first step toward becoming a 21st-century social work leader.

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