Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Transformative Teaching, Research, and Service
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.
As a student at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), you will have access to world-class faculty and a premier research institution. We offer over 40 graduate programs in a broad range of disciplines; and while GSAS is mainly housed at Fordham's Rose Hill campus in the Bronx, NY, we do offer a variety of classes at our Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan - depending on your program of choice.
Student Professional Development
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.
What's Your Three Minute Thesis?
Created to help students develop presentation and research communication skills and open to all students enrolled in a GSAS master’s or doctoral program, the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition where contestants have three minutes to present compelling orations on their thesis or dissertation research, and its significance and value.
Congratulations to the winners!
- Alireza Zareian Jahromi, Ph.D. Candidate in Applied Developmental Psychology
Preventative Behaviors During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Investigating the Role of Self-Compassion and Narcissistic Traits
- Faaria Fasih-Ahmad, Ph.D. Candidate in Biological Sciences
A Simple Solution to a Global Disease- Altering Hemoglobin Levels
From Student’s Research, a New Way to Decode Brain Signals
Working with one of her Fordham professors at the intersection of machine learning and neuroscience, Rabia Gondur devised an innovative way to understand how an insect’s brain functions during natural movements. When you do something simple like pick up your phone or wash your hands, what’s happening in your brain? Quite a lot, actually—neurons are …
5 Lessons for Entrepreneurs from the Jesuits
One of history’s great startup success stories, the nearly 500-year-old Catholic religious order built a global network and helped create higher education as we know it. Founded in 1540 by the former soldier St. Ignatius Loyola—and starting with little more than a mission to help souls and do it heroically—the Jesuits quickly established themselves around …
Building a ‘Security Culture’ with a Human Touch
As the founder and CEO of RevolutionCyber, a cybersecurity company that helps clients build a “security culture” within their organization, Juliet Okafor, GSAS ’03, believes that when it comes to minimizing risk, humans—not technology—are the solution. Okafor discussed this at the 2023 Forever Learning event, At the Intersection of Human and Tech, where several other …
Fordham Aid Expert to Lead U.N. Relief Efforts in Gaza and West Bank
Jamie McGoldrick, a Distinguished Fellow at Fordham’s Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA), was named the interim deputy special coordinator and resident coordinator, Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO) on Dec. 22, 2023. McGoldrick, a lecturer, author, and expert in international law, the Middle East peace process, …
Caring for Our Common Home: Fordham Sustainability Update
Last summer, in response to a call from Pope Francis to “take concrete actions in the care of our common home,” Fordham published the Laudato Si’ Action Plan. The document set forth an ambitious seven-year plan for the University that touches on everything from facilities and curriculum to student involvement, all with the ultimate goal …
Fordham Student’s Research Helps Expand Food Benefits for Community College Students
A Fordham graduate student’s research is impacting policy around food benefits for young people. This fall in Arizona, advocates used a research report from Alexander Meyer, a Fordham student in the international political economy and development graduate program, to get the state to change its policy around SNAP benefits for community college students. During the …
Emerging Markets Program Celebrates 15 Years of Partnership in South Africa
When Fouché Venter learned that the Emerging Markets program would be gathering for a 15th-anniversary celebration last summer in Pretoria, South Africa, there was “no question” in his mind that he would go. An alumnus of the program, he had traveled to the U.S. in the summer of 2010 with nine other South African students …
A Beacon of Hope for the Birds (and Humans) of New York
NYC Audubon’s Dustin Partridge wants New York City to become more livable for both people and wildlife—and green roofs, he says, are key to that effort. As you walk through the apple orchard, with Honeycrisps and GoldRushes at your feet, a swallow flies by, then a kinglet and an Eastern phoebe, whose presence signals the start …
In Bali, a Researcher Stands Up for Sustainable Oceans
The Coral Triangle—a 2.3-million-square-mile area spanning the tropical waters of six Southeast Asian nations—is one of the most diverse marine habitats on Earth. In recent years, though, its coral reefs have been depleted due to climate change, pollution, and overfishing. And while international laws apply to the protection and sustainable use of ocean resources, economic …
New Scholarship Honors Grande Dame of Rio Grande Valley Theater Scene
In the theater world of Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, everyone knew Marian Monta. She was the professor at the local University of Texas campus with the big heart and the salty wit—the driving force behind its theater program, the director of more than 150 shows, a winner of awards, a mentor to students, an inspiration …
Fordham Welcomes Seven New and Returning Trustees
This year, Fordham welcomed seven new and returning members to its Board of Trustees. Each member has a longtime connection to Fordham—as alumni, a parent of a Fordham student or graduate, or a friend of the University. They begin their term alongside new board chair Armando Nuñez, GABELLI ’82, who took office on July 1. …