Fordham University Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.88 out of 5.0)
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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 15,286 (8,855 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 36% part-time, 64% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $31,713
Source: NCES

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4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling Psychology
Graduation Year: 2021

Fordham Lincoln Center campus is the perfect place for students who care deeply about their subject matters and learning quality, while still seeking to enjoy life in this beautiful city. The costs are not Fordham's strongest suit, as is the case with most schools in the country, and I would take that into consideration upon making my decision. That said, if you have the opportunity to go to Fordham, I would certainly recommend that you do so!
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2019

As an experienced counselor who went back to graduate school to refresh my information and increase my skill set, I've found Fordham's Mental Health Counseling program to be well run, informative and enriching. The professors are dedicated and well-versed in their subject matter. Almost all of them have some kind of clinical practice, which enhances their credibility and the relevance of their information. The school itself is very committed to instructing students in multiculturalism, client advocacy, and human rights. My one caveat regarding the program is the cost. It's very expensive, and there is little assistance in finding scholarships, grants or other sources of funding. I am grateful for the quality of education I've received, and I've met a wide range of fellow students who are very dedicated to becoming skilled and ethical counselors.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2010

Rigorous curriculum but lots of support from staff & fellow students.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2011

I went to the Westchester campus and really liked it. The hours were flexible and my internship was fantastic. The teachers were great. The only thing is that a fair amount of the coursework was repetitive from when I got my Bachelors degree in the same subject.
2.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2013

I am happy that I attended - I learned a lot about presenting and developed a few meaningful connections. However, I do not think it was worth the money I paid for it ($60,000).
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2012

I am so glad I went to school, but the student debt I have now makes it really hard to live a normal life.
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

I was admitted to Fordham University School of Social Service with advanced standing in Social Work. In one year, I completed the intensive weekend program with my field placement. My experience at Fordham was that all professors truly cared about their students becoming competent social workers. They prepared their students for the upcoming licensing exams as well as preparing them for the situations they may face in life.
2.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

I liked Fordham because the graduate business campus was in the middle of Manhattan in a very accessible area, so it is perfect for working students. I thought the professors ranged from good to below average, and the further up in my course work I got, the less quality teachers I had, which was strange.
1.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

For a working professional in education, Fordham is an average institution that is definitely not worth the cost of attendance. The professors are mediocre at best, and the classes only provide busy work that don't really connect to the material unless you force the connection to your teaching yourself. If you are not a teacher, you will see that the theoretical frameworks provided do not connect at all to teaching in the real world. At times, it seems Fordham boasts an "all children can learn" model, but the caveat is, "provided they adhere to the same structure." I've learned more on the job as a teacher than through this program, which makes me question why these programs exist anyway. Academic advising is subpar: I was never told upfront in my initial advisory session what my course of study would look like, yet I managed to graduate because I fulfilled all the requirements. I still don't know what they are, which is kind of alarming. Wouldn't you need to know what courses are required to graduate so you can be adequately advised for your courses? My only advising was done via e-mail correspondence, as I am a commuter, though I've offered time and again to meet in person. She wouldn't budge. For a school that preaches cura personaliscare of the whole studentthe school certainly does not practice what it preaches. Financially, Fordham does not offer much by way of scholarship or financial aid, so you may end up more in debt after the program, and for a degree in education, you won't be in a fairly lucrative profession. Most students in the GSE are typically with a cohort such as Americorps or Teach For America, so they do receive a good amount of aid to help off-set tuition costs, but as far as in-house scholarships are concerned, you'll be paying about $30k for a degree that nets you an extra $500 p.a. Whoo. For working teachers, I wouldn't recommend Fordham unless it were free or substantially subsidized.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Fordham university's Graduate School of Social services was amazing. The best decision I mind. It is expensive but they do offer scholarships based off need. Their social work program has three sections once you complete your foundation courses. Clinical, research, and the other I get the name wrong but it is a hybrid of both clinical and policy making. Once you select which program for your second year then your remaining courses are to enhance those skills. Also your placement is based off that selection as well.
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