Graduate Education for the Global Good

Transformative Teaching, Research, and Service

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Whether in the sciences, the arts, or the humanities, graduate education at Fordham shares a distinctive signature: a belief in the transformative power of inquiry for its own sake, an impatience with conventional academic boundaries and frameworks, and an insistence that change must move humanity forward.

Here, you will be part of an institution that believes knowledge becomes wisdom only when guided by moral principles, where:

  • Faculty are approachable and caring, as well as distinguished scholars who manage tens of millions of dollars in grant awards and publish approximately 500 monographs, books, book chapters, and articles each year.
  • You will have the opportunity to invest in others in ways that foster the development of skills that cannot be learned in the laboratory or library alone, including professional development workshops, professional conferences, and undergraduate teaching in your respective field of study.

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Over 40 graduate programs
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15 accelerated programs for Fordham undergraduates
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Student Professional Development

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Our mission is to ensure that graduate students possess the skills and knowledge that will allow them to leverage their vocational training and academic experience in a professional setting.

GSAS Futures is a holistic professional development initiative that promotes career pathway preparation for our students across the arts and sciences. 

One of the benefits of undertaking a Ph.D. at Fordham is the extensive teaching training and experience in which you have the opportunity to participate during the course of your program through our Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program.

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Ann Gaylin Appointed Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences | A Message from the Provost

Ann Gaylin Appointed Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences | A Message from the Provost

Dear Members of the Fordham Community, It is with great pleasure that President Tetlow and I announce the appointment of Ann Gaylin, Ph.D., as dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, effective August 1, 2022. Dr. Gaylin comes to Fordham from Yale University, where she serves as associate dean for Graduate Education. Before arriving at Yale in …

Fordham Mourns Passing of Leo Hoar, Pillar of Modern Language Department

Fordham Mourns Passing of Leo Hoar, Pillar of Modern Language Department

Leo Hoar, Ph.D., a professor emeritus of modern languages whose devotion to the study of the Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes was matched only by his passion for teaching and love of Fordham, died peacefully in his sleep on June 20 after a long illness. He was 91 years old. “Leo was an extremely active …

Anthropology Professor Discovers Possible Hybrid Monkey

Anthropology Professor Discovers Possible Hybrid Monkey

Reiko Matsuda Goodwin, Ph.D., is accustomed to observing the slender, long-limbed, and endangered white-naped mangabey (Cercocebus lunulatus), swinging in African forests alongside the likes of the olive baboon (Papio Anubis) and other animals. But three years ago, during a visit to Côte d’Ivoire’s Comoé National Park, Matsuda Goodwin, a primate conservationist and adjunct professor of …

Professors Reflect on the Resilience of Class of 2022

Professors Reflect on the Resilience of Class of 2022

In the fall of 2018, the Class of 2022 reported to campus for in-person instruction. Last fall, they did the same, and today, they are enjoying the fruits of their labor on Edwards Parade. But in the years in between, it wasn’t always that simple. This year’s graduates faced months of uncertainty as the COVID-19 …

Commencement Stories from the Class of 2022

Commencement Stories from the Class of 2022

Fordham News spoke to many 2022 grads about their favorite Fordham memories, what they’ll be doing after Commencement, and what it means to graduate after a crazy four years. New York Was Her Campus Daniella Mignogni, FCLC’ 22, a natural science major, arrived at Commencement with her mother Rosa, her father Sam, her brother, and …

‘You Are Ready’: After Four Years of ROTC, Cadets Become Military Officers

‘You Are Ready’: After Four Years of ROTC, Cadets Become Military Officers

At a May 20 commissioning ceremony at the University Church on the Rose Hill campus, 24 cadets in the Fordham ROTC program became 2nd lieutenants, sworn in by a seasoned military leader who gave a stirring address about the changes and challenges awaiting them. “As you will soon find out, your service will be a …

With a Victory Bell Ring and Rousing Remarks, Student Veterans Celebrate Graduation

With a Victory Bell Ring and Rousing Remarks, Student Veterans Celebrate Graduation

On May 20, the day before its University-wide commencement ceremony, Fordham celebrated its student-veteran graduates—as well as the network of Fordham student vets that has caught national attention for how it supports students making the transition from the military to University life. “Fordham is a very special place, and the student veterans here at Fordham …

E. Gerald Corrigan, a Risk Manager Who Excelled in Public Service and on Wall Street, Dies at 80

E. Gerald Corrigan, a Risk Manager Who Excelled in Public Service and on Wall Street, Dies at 80

E. Gerald Corrigan, Ph.D., who earned master’s and doctoral degrees in economics at Fordham during the 1960s, served as a University trustee, and had a long, exceptional career in both public service and on Wall Street, died on May 17 at NewBridge on the Charles in Dedham, Mass., where he was in care for Alzheimer’s …

Students and Alumni Win Prestigious Awards at Home and Abroad

Students and Alumni Win Prestigious Awards at Home and Abroad

Many fellowship programs postponed participation or developed remote options during the pandemic. But this year, students are fully experiencing the fruits of their labor after years of hard work. “We are always so proud of our applicants. As they will tell you, the process of applying for awards requires a great deal of introspection and …

From Ethiopia to the Bronx to Mississippi, Students Work Within Their Communities

From Ethiopia to the Bronx to Mississippi, Students Work Within Their Communities

Two graduating students have made community-engaged learning their priority in the Bronx and beyond: Ellie Bauer, GSAS ’22, a graduate student from Minnesota who recently accepted a job in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Benjamin Medeiros, FCRH ’22, a Rhode Island native who will return to Fordham this fall to pursue his Ph.D. at …

With Intimate Ceremony, Fordham Community Celebrates First-Generation Graduates

With Intimate Ceremony, Fordham Community Celebrates First-Generation Graduates

A group of Fordham deans, alumni, and current seniors gathered in the Joseph M. McShane, S.J. Campus Center on Wednesday afternoon in early May to celebrate an upcoming milestone: On May 21, those seniors will all become the first members of their families to graduate from college. Organized by Marisa Villani, senior assistant dean for …