Fordham University Graduate Program Reviews

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88%
of students recommend
(3.88 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 164 respondents

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School Information

  • 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

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

When I was searching for a graduate school and a Master’s in Social Work Program to enroll in I considered several schools. However, the program that Fordham University has to offer stood out to me the most. This program has more pros than cons. One of the main advantages is that Fordham University offers a ‘complete’ online Masters in Social Work Program. Whereas, the other schools that I considered did not have a complete online program. Fordham University was my first choice of where I wanted to pursue my graduate studies. The school is located in New York and I reside in Connecticut. This online program made it possible for me to attend the school of my choice without relocating or spending excessively to commute to and from campus. Consequently, it is by far less costly than taking a traditional class particularly because I do not need to worry about the hiking gas prices to commute to and from campus. Another advantage is that all my classes transferred to Fordham University from the school where I completed my undergraduate studies. As a result, I did not have to retake classes. A third advantage is that it is very easy to access my courses. I am also able to complete my coursework at any own time during the day. Unlike in the traditional classroom setting, I am not required to attend class at a specific time. Therefore, I am able to work a suitable job while balancing work and school life. On the other hand, I noticed two disadvantages to this program. As a result, of the program being completely online I am not required to go onto the campus. With that said, I do not get the chance to enjoy the campus life. Another disadvantage of this program is that the level of interaction with other students and instructors in an online class is poor compared to a traditional classroom setting.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

I am just starting in January 2015. I love how the school has an advance standing program online. I do feel the price of the credits can be lower.
1.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

I do not feel challenged overall by the program at Fordham which shocked me as it is ranked in the top 10-15 nationally for MSW grad programs. It feels rather lax due to the latest fad in social work: the misperception that higher education is considered oppressive (some is, yes, but not all, so you actually have to teach not just sit around and talk about "stuff.") A large majority of my peers do not know how to write in complete sentences or convey themselves verbally. The staff seems less than interested in helping, I'm less than thrilled with the ambivalence of both of the student advisors I've been assigned. I did have one very together, effective professor for my first two classes. She followed her syllabus and encouraged us in adult, intelligent discussion.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2017

This program is structured appropriately so that I can receive my Master's in one school year. The courses are valuable and will help me become a great educator. However, the program is not run efficiently and students are often left with questions that nobody seems to have the answer to.
2.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

Fordham is a great community, you get to know a lot of people, the teachers are there to help out and the campus is beautiful. They made the start of the year very easy with the departments for social work field placement and the disabilities office was really helpful.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

I would not have chosen any other school for my Social Work Education! I believe I have learned the appropriate skills to be a competent social worker/therapist and have received the appropriate support from staff in order to become successful
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2016

Fordham MSQF is an amazing program. It's very intensive and career-oriented.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

I feel that one of the pros of my program is its flexibility and convenience for a working psychologist. I also love the diversity and supportive nature of the other graduate students. There is a great sense of comradery. The faculty are also very supportive and accessible. They program has made very good use of technology in providing information and streamlining everything a student may need access too. The area is easily accessible by train (one block away) and is very near to Central Park (program is located at the Lincoln Campus) which makes for a great environment. One of the cons of my program may be the availability of scholarship aids and funding for students who are not full time.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2018

Very expensive due to location in NYC, but a great program. Professors are knowledgeable and approachable.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros and cons of attending the Graduate School of Social Services at Fordham University are quality higher education, friendly staff and beautiful and safe campus. However, extremely expensive such as tuition, books, public transportation. I absolutely love Fordham University and dedicated to achieving my educational goals.
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