Master of Social Work / Advanced Standing
Fordham University

Program Details

Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university can apply to the online Master’s in Social Work program from Fordham University. Advanced Standing is available to individuals with a BSW degree or who have completed the first year of an accredited MSW program. Students with Advanced Standing will bypass foundation coursework and focus on advanced direct practice to complete their degree in less time.

Field work at a partner agency in the student’s community will begin shortly after starting classes for the online MSW. Graduates can pursue licensure and find careers in settings such as community-based organizations, government agencies, hospitals and nursing facilities, military and veteran organizations, schools, and substance abuse treatment clinics.

Four areas of focus are available within the online master’s in Social Work degree program:

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

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Fordham University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Applicants must have a Bachelor of Social Work degree.