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Graduate Studies

Known for its excellence in diverse fields of medieval research, Fordham University offers the master of arts degree in medieval studies and a doctoral-level medieval concentration. Fordham's intimate size and tradition of devotion to teaching offers students an intellectual climate in which faculty members, well-known and active in the scholarly community, encourage and support students in their academic pursuits. The University offers graduate assistantships and fellowships to a limited number of students.

The program is administered through its Director and through the Center for Medieval Studies, located at the Rose Hill campus. The Center houses a small library and discussion area available to students. The main University library is especially strong in its medieval holdings. Fordham's location in New York City affords easy access to other major libraries (such as the Pierpont Morgan and the New York Public Library), museums (for example, The Cloisters and the Metropolitan Museum of Art), and other institutions of higher learning. A University-operated campus shuttle makes regular trips between the Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses throughout the day and evening.

The Center supports the exchange of views and information through its annual conferences and speakers series. Fordham faculty are also invited to address colleagues and students informally, and graduate students have also presented lectures.

Inter-University Doctoral Consortium

Fordham University is a member of the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium (IUDC) which allows doctoral students who have completed at least one year of full time study toward the Ph.D to take graduate courses at participating universities in the New York metropolitan area. IUDC members include the City University of New York Graduate Center (CUNY), Columbia University, New York University, and the New School for Social Research, Princeton University, Rutgers University, and the State University of New York, Stony Brook (SUNY).

Students in doctoral programs at the above schools may cross-register for courses offered at any of these institutions, use their libraries, and consult with their faculty while enrolled in those courses, thereby expanding their course options and research opportunities. Access to these courses depends on space being available, the approval of the instructor, approval of the GSAS associate dean, and approval of the departmental chair or program director.

To register for courses, complete the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium Registration Form, obtain the required signatures, and register for ZZGA0920 (consortium registration).

More information about the consortium and contacts at host schools can be found on the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium website.


Last modified: January 2013
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