Frequently Asked Questions
How long will the program take to complete?
Depending on the number of courses taken each semester, the degree is a 3 or 4 semester program for full-time students (for example 3 semesters plus field work in the summer). The Degree requires completion of 36 credits (12 courses) and a formal Master's Thesis.
Do I need a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies to qualify for admission?
No; however, an applicant to the Master’s Program in Urban Studies must have completed a Bachelor's Degree and at least four undergraduate courses related to the field of urban studies in order to qualify for admission.
Does the University provide housing for graduate students?
While most graduate students do not live in university sponsored housing, Fordham does have a limited number of graduate student apartments nearby the campus. You can also network with other GSAS students to find roommates and living arrangements through the GSA website.
Who should write my letters of recommendation?
Former professors or employers who are familiar with your academic or professional history. They should be individuals who are able to testify to your ability to successfully complete a master’s degree in Urban Studies.
What is the purpose of the field work requirement?
Field work research becomes the basis for the Master's Thesis. It provides necessary hands on experience in the student’s chosen specialization.
Is the GRE required for admission?
No, the GRE is not a requirement for admission.
What is the cost of tuition?
Visit the GSAS tuition and fees page for information on program costs.
When does the school year begin and end?
You can find all the relevant dates on the GSAS calendar.