GSAS Academics

Admission to the Ph.D. requires a master's degree. The direct Ph.D. option allows students without a master's degree to be admitted for study toward a Ph.D. degree and to receive the master's degree in curso.

The Accelerated Master's Programs allow completion of both the bachelor's and master's degrees in five years. This master's degree is limited to those students who pursue their undergraduate work at Fordham, and it will begin during the senior year.

Students applying for the Ph.D. in English, History, Philosophy, or Theology may apply to complete the Medieval Studies advanced doctoral certificate.

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.