Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York


Thank you for taking an interest in Fordham University's Graduate Program in Economics.

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Fordham University administers the admissions process for the graduate program in Economics. Instructions on how to apply online and application deadlines can be found on the main admissions website.


Completed applications, including three letters of recommendation, general aptitude scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and the transcripts of previous undergraduate and graduate course work, must be received by Fordham Graduate Admissions Office by the application deadline(s) to be considered for the MA and PhD program, respectively. International Students must also submit their TOEFL test scores. For the application deadlines, please see GSAS Admissions.

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree, normally with a 3.0 [B] undergraduate index, preferably in economics or business.  At a minimum applicants should be familiar with the undergraduate course content of intermediate macro-and microeconomic theory and with statistics. Applicants who have inadequate training in undergraduate economic theory must take ECON 5011 [Introduction to Economic Analysis] in addition to the requirements for the MA or Ph.D. degree.

The Graduate School's language/research requirement for the master's degree is met by the satisfactory completion of ECON 6910 [Applied Econometrics]. The language/research requirement of the doctorate in economics is met by the satisfactory completion of both ECON 7910 [Econometrics I] and ECON 7920 [Econometrics II].


Fordham's graduate programs in Economics are rigorous, highly analytical, and are geared to prepare students for careers in the academia, in the financial industry, and in other international organizations. Admission is competitive. All aspects of each application are carefully considered, and admission is offered to the strongest candidates. A sample profile of students admitted can be viewed here

Once admitted, students can expect to work closely with the economics faculty who are known experts in their respective fields. Academic life is busy with various courses, workshops, seminars, and research activities at Fordham and in the four other distinguished universities which form part of the New York City Doctoral Consortium, namely, Columbia University, New York University, New School University, and the City University of New York Graduate Center (CUNY). 

This rich and invaluable academic experience is set in a great location in New York City. Fordham has an 82-acre Rose Hill Campus in the Bronx which is next door to the picturesque 240-acre New York Botanical Garden. This unique location creates a rural feel in the midst of the urban, cultural medley that is New York City. Attending Fordham University, students get the best of both worlds - a campus with a quiet, suburban setting and the access to all of Manhattan, which is just seven minutes away by train. 


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