Fordham Graduate School of Social Service

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Fordham Graduate School of Social Service
Motto Sapientia et Doctrina
(Wisdom and Learning)
Established 1916
Type Private, Catholic, Jesuit
President Joseph M. McShane, S.J.
Dean Peter B. Vaughan
Location Bronx, Manhattan, and West Harrison, New York, USA
Campus Lincoln Center (Manhattan):
Urban, 8 acres (32,000 m2)
Westchester (West Harrison):
Suburban, 35 acres
Colors Maroon and White          
Mascot Ram

The Fordham Graduate School of Social Service is a United States graduate school within Fordham University, in New York. Established in 1916, it provides instruction at three campuses in the New York City area. The school was ranked 18th in the nation by US News & World Report in 2009.[1] The school's self-identified mission statement is as follows:

The mission of the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service draws upon the Jesuit tradition of fostering social justice through education, research, and service. By building on its location in the economically, racially and culturally diverse environment of the greater New York City metropolitan region, the School seeks to provide outstanding social work education, guided by humanistic values and a global perspective, focusing on service to and research with individuals, families and groups, organizations, and communities. The School advocates for improving the quality of life for society's most vulnerable populations through teaching, practice, influencing policy, and the development and dissemination of knowledge.[2]

The Graduate School of Social Work maintains a number of specialized centers and institutes, including:

  • The Bertram Beck Institute on Religion and Poverty
  • Ravazzin Center on Aging
  • Institute for Women and Girls
  • Children FIRST
  • The Interdisciplinary Center for Family and Child Advocacy
  • The James R. Dumpson Chair in Child Welfare Studies

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Coordinates: 40°46′11″N 73°59′00″W / 40.76961°N 73.98343°W / 40.76961; -73.98343