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GSAS Admissions

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Fordham University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) is a selective school with a population of 456 master's and 341 doctoral students enrolled in more than 40 graduate degree and advanced certificate offerings that include traditional, semi-professional, and professional programs in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Our Admissions Team is committed to advancing the GSAS mission, which fosters the cultivation of knowledge, wisdom, and a deeper understanding of the human condition. We prepare our students for teaching and leadership in a global society, and welcome learners from diverse religious, economic, and cultural backgrounds into full participation in a scholarly endeavor.

The Admissions Process

GSAS utilizes a holistic or “whole file” admissions approach in reviewing applications for matriculation into its degree and advanced certificate programs. This approach helps ensure the consideration of a wide range of applicant qualities, and takes into account a broad base of evidence in rendering admissions decisions.

We consider your application to be complete and ready for review only when it includes a submitted online application and all required supplemental materials. Please consult the How to Apply and Application Deadlines pages of the GSAS web site for more information on the various elements that constitute a completed application, and be sure to review the admissions requirements of your program of interest.

Application Fee

The current application fee for new applicant admission for either the spring, summer, or fall 2020 entry terms is U.S. $70. Select applicants may qualify for an application fee waiver. For more information and eligibility requirements, please visit the Tuition and Fees page of the GSAS web site.

GSAS at a Glance

  M.A./M.F.A./M.S. Ph.D.
Selectivity 57% 11%
GPA 3.4 3.7
GRE Verbal 155 159
GRE Quantitative 158 155
GRE Analytical Writing 4 4.5