Students interested in applying for an M.A. degree in the Department of History should contact Nancy Curtin, the director of graduate studies. You may also wish to contact faculty in your field directly via email, letter, or phone. The following links take you to the website of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Open the GSAS on-line inquiry form if you have any general questions regarding graduate school at Fordham. Follow this link to apply on-line. All non-matriculated students who are interested in taking classes should fill out an application form.
Outstanding undergraduate history students at Fordham, with grade point averages of 3.2 or better, may apply to the Accelerated M.A. Program. Students submit their applications in the spring of their junior year, and enter the program in the senior year when they take two graduate courses. These courses count toward the B.A. and are accepted for the M.A. at Fordham. With credit for the two courses, students are able to complete a History M.A. in two terms of full-time study in their fifth year. Students from the FCRH, FCLC, and FCLS campuses are eligible to opt for early admissions into the M.A. program, though all courses are given at Rose Hill. Contact Dr. Nancy Curtin, the Graduate Chair, at (718) 817-0730 for more information.
Each year, the Department of History receives several inquiries from students who are interested in applying for an M.A. in Medieval Studies. For more information, consult the website for the Center for Medieval Studies.
In general, the following are necessary to be considered for admission for a graduate degree in the Department of History.
Admission Requirements for the M.A.
Bachelor’s degree from an approved college or university (unless applying to the Accelerated M.A. Program)
Six courses in history in undergraduate program
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
For foreign students, English proficiency exams such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
GPA of at least 3.0 (B)
A writing sample, minimum of 5-7 pages, is strongly advised
Three letters of recommendation from former professors
Official transcripts of school records