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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.


Financial Aid

Graduate assistantships and fellowships, funded at competitive levels with stipend awards ranging from $18,500 to $23,000, are available to all applicants to graduate departments on a merit basis. Graduate assistantships include full tuition for one calendar year and a stipend (around $18,500) for nine months in return for working for the department or another academic unit for around 15 hours a week.  Fellowships include higher stipends. The Joseph P. Fitzpatrick, S.J. Doctoral Fellowship Program offer generously funded awards to exceptionally qualified minority students seeking the doctoral degree.  Those enrolled in the Medieval Studies Doctoral Certificate program are also eligible to apply for a Senior Teaching Fellowship.


Last modified: January 2013
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