Admissions

Female faculty Member making a point - SMFordham University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is a selective school with a population of 222 MA/MS and 405 Ph.D. students enrolled in 17 programs and departments.

Admissions Process

Application Review 

Admission application is considered complete and ready for review only when it consists of your submitted online application and all required supplemental materials.  

Recommenders 

Provide your recommenders at least one month to submit their recommendations. To facilitate this process, enter the recommenders' names and email addresses on the application as soon as you begin filling it out. They will be electronically notified of your request even before you submit your application.  

GRE Exams 

GRE exams should be taken at least one month prior to the application deadline to ensure timely receipt of scores by GSAS Admissions. Our GRE school code is 2259.  

Transcripts 

Transcripts should be ordered at least one month prior to the application deadline and sent to: 

Fordham University
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 
Keating 216
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY, 10458

Admission Decision 

Notification of admission decision for will be sent via email beginning mid-February.  


Admission Questions

Send admissions questions to fuga@fordham.edu

If you need assistance filling out or submitting the online application please contact GSAS Admissions at 718-817-4416. 

Online Application Assistance  

Students are encouraged to visit Fordham to speak with faculty of the department/program to which they are applying. 

Send Admissions Materials To:

Fordham University
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Keating 216
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, New York 10458

Application Fee: $70

The application fee is reduced to $35 for all Master's and Advanced Certificate programs through June 29, 2015.  Effective June 30, 2015 the application fee will be $70.

Facts about 2014 - 2015 class

Selectivity:

  • MA/MS - 52%
  • PhD - 12%

GPA:
  • MA/MS - 3.6
  • PhD - 3.7

GRE Verbal:
  • MA/MS - 162
  • PhD - 163

GRE Quantitative:
  • MA/MS - 157
  • PhD - 156

GRE Analytical Writing:
  • MA/MS - 4.0
  • PhD - 4.5

A total of $9.5 million in stipends and supplements along with $7 million in tuition scholarships was distributed to Graduate School of Arts and Sciences students.

Toward 2016

In 2010-2011, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences adopted a new set of five-year goals to coincide with its 100th anniversary in 2016. In pursuing these goals, the school conformed with several University priorities, including: 

  • Encouraging a culture of evaluation and evidence-based decision making
  • Capitalizing on existing strengths to use University resources efficiently
  • Effectively using information technology and new media

View the Provost's Report for 2013 - 2014