Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

What if I don’t know what specialization I’m interested in yet?

Students will be asked to indicate what specialization they are interested in on their application. However, if you’re not sure, don’t worry! We will be happy to work with you to help you figure out which specialization is most suited for your goals. There is also some flexibility built into the program that would allow students to change their specialization within the first year of the program.

What kind of jobs will CLAIR graduates be competitive for?

Graduates of CLAIR are suited for a wide variety of jobs including: instructional leaders, teacher educators, program evaluators, educational researchers, academics, diversity trainers/multicultural educators, and professionals who work in industries that design educational materials, curriculum and assessments.

When can I apply?

Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: Early Decision: Mar 1; Regular: June 15
  • Spring: Nov 1
  • Summer: Early Decision: Mar 1; Regular: Apr 15 .
For more information about applying, please contact Linda Horisk, Assistant Dean of Admissions, at (212) 636-6401 or

Do I need a Masters Degree to apply to CLAIR?

In general the Ph.D. program in CLAIR is designed for those students with a Masters degree. However, the Graduate School of Education offers a number of Masters Programs for those who are interested in applying to CLAIR.

What standardized tests are required for admission to CLAIR?

Students are required to submit either GRE (Graduate Record Exam) or MAT (Miller Analogies Test) scores. Scores must be recent (within the last 5 years).

What kind of financial assistance is available to students?

Partial tuition support is available for qualified full time students. There are also competitive scholarships available for a select number of students. Please indicate your interest in applying for these scholarships when completing your online application.

Who can I contact for more information about CLAIR?

If you are interested in more information about CLAIR, contact Karen Brobst, CLAIR Program Coordinator, at or or (212) 636-6429.

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