The Graduate Program in Theology
One of the nation’s leading programs, the Department of Theology at Fordham University offers the graduate degrees of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Master of Arts (M.A.). Working with distinguished scholar-teachers committed to mentoring students, Fordham’s graduate students critically engage the Christian heritage and explore new ways of understanding and articulating that heritage.
Nearly all doctoral students receive five years of full funding (tuition remission and living stipends) to support their work, and all students are eligible to compete for internal and external fellowships for additional years of study. Fordham graduate students are active participants in and presenters at major conferences; they present and publish their work on a regular basis.
Each doctoral student chooses to specialize in one of the following fields of study, while taking courses and passing comprehensive exams in other fields as well:
For more information on specific fields of study, use the links above.
For more information on the Ph.D. program, click here.
For more information on the M.A. program, click here.
We welcome any prospective students to come to Fordham for a campus visit. Students wishing to meet with a specific faculty member and who live in the New York City area may contact the faculty member directly.
Students wishing to schedule a longer visit with multiple faculty members should contact Prof. Christine Hinze, Chair of Graduate Admissions, at firstname.lastname@example.org make arrangements. Overnight accommodation with a current student can usually be arranged at no charge.
The Department of Theology and Fordham's Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education
As part of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Fordham's graduate programs in the Department of Theology prepare students for academia and related careers, with an emphasis on original academic research and critical engagement with the scholarly tradition. A separate school within the university, Fordham's Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education (GSRRE) also pursues academic theological inquiry, but with an emphasis on practical preparation for careers in ministry, counseling, and other related fields. To visit the homepage of the GSRRE, click here.