Apply to the Program
How to Apply to the Master's Degree Program in Ethics and Society
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
We encourage you to submit your application early to connect with faculty and other students. For more information, see Application Deadlines.
Spring 2022 Application Deadline
Dec. 1, 2021
Summer 2022 Application Deadline
Jan 4, 2022
Fall 2022 Scholarship Application Deadline
March 15, 2022 (Recommended)
April 4, 2022 (Final)
Fall 2022 Application Deadline
May 1, 2022 (Recommended)
Rolling Admissions begins May 2
Application Documents and Materials
Statement of intent
Up to 1,000 words, submitted electronically, via the online application.
Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores:
OPTIONAL - Due to the impact of COVID-19 on standardized testing, for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores are optional. Applicants who wish to submit GRE scores may do so, but scores are not required (scores should be sent directly by the testing service to the Office of Graduate Admissions, Fordham University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences – Code #2259)
Three letters of recommendation
Submitted directly via the online application. Enter the following information for each of your recommendation providers: name, address, email address, phone number, and institution. Make sure you enter your recommenders' email addresses correctly so that they each receive an automated email instructing them on how to submit their recommendations online. Mark the waiver statement for each recommender you enter.
Resume or CV
Submitted directly via the online application
Please be sure to order official final transcripts from all previously attended institutions confirming degree conferral (if applicable) at least one month before the posted application deadline. Transcripts should be sent directly from your prior institution(s) via secure electronic delivery to the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If electronic delivery is not available, please request that your transcripts be submitted by postal service in a sealed envelope from the institution to:
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Office of Admissions
Keating Hall Room 216
441 E. Fordham Rd.
Bronx, NY 10458
Please note: We strongly recommend that you upload unofficial copies of your academic transcripts to your application while the Office of Admissions awaits receipt of your official transcripts.
Please ensure that all official transcripts from previously attended post-secondary institutions are submitted in English, or are accompanied by a certified English translation. For academic transcripts from institutions outside the United States, applicants are strongly encouraged to obtain a course-by-course credential evaluation. Transcripts and credentials conversion information is available on the GSAS International Students page.
Applicants who wish to enroll in Ethics and Society courses as a non-matriculated or non-degree-seeking student should complete the online application (select “Non-degree in Ethics and Society”). Prospective non-degree students will also be required to submit a current resume or CV and transcripts from previous academic institutions.
Fordham Undergraduates: The Accelerated BA/MA in Ethics and Society
Matriculated undergraduate students at Fordham with a GPA of 3.2 or better may apply for early admission in the spring semester of their junior year. Accelerated BA/MA students are not required to take the GRE and the application fee is waived.
Generous merit-based financial aid is available to qualified students through Fordham’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Contact the Associate Director of Academic Programs, Steve Swartzer, Ph.D., for information about possible graduate assistantships and tuition discounts for the 2022-2023 school year.