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M.S. in Clinical Research Methods Admissions Information/Requirements

Guidelines and Information

Requirements for admission are a B.A. or B.S. from accredited university (or international equivalent). Some undergraduate Psychology coursework is beneficial but not required. In fact, the program is ideally suited to an applicant with strong research potential but who is lacking in either Psychology coursework or research experience (or both). In addition an undergraduate transcript, all applicants are required to submit three letters of recommendation, their current curriculum vitae, and complete the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences on-line application.

Submission of GRE scores is optional for the academic year 2020-2021. While there is no minimum requirement for either GRE scores or undergraduate GPA, based on applications to other psychology programs, we anticipate that top applicants who choose to submit GRE scores will have scores above the 60th percentile on each subtest and an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.30.

Completed applications will include each of the following items:

Official transcripts
Official degree transcripts confirming prior degree conferral should be ordered at least one month prior to the application deadline. Please ensure that they are sent directly to the Office of Admissions ( via secure electronic delivery. If electronic delivery is not available, please request that your transcripts be submitted directly via post, in a sealed envelope, to: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Office of Admissions, Fordham University, 441 E. Fordham Rd., Bronx, NY 10458. Please note: you may upload unofficial copies of your 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. Transcripts and credentials conversion information is available on the GSAS International Students page.

Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores: Due to the impact of COVID-19 on standardized testing, GRE scores are optional for both the Ph.D and M.A. programs for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle. 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).

Resume/CV: (submit via the online application)

Statement of intent: (up to 500 words, submitted electronically, via the online application)

Three letters of recommendation: (submitted directly by referees via the online application)

English Proficiency

International applicants whose native language is not English are required to complete and submit to GSAS prior to matriculation their official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). GSAS will also consider a student’s International English Language Testing System (IELTS)—Cambridge English Proficiency Level language testing results and the Duolingo English Test (DET) as an assessment of your English competency. 

Official TOEFL, IELTS, or DET 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. Please consult the English Proficiency web page for additional information.  

Minimum score requirements for most programs:

Exam Score
IELTS 7.0 band score
DET 120

Please note: exemptions from this requirement can be requested by the applicant in her/his application, or can be made in writing by the applicant to Kindly consult the GSAS English Proficiency page for exemption guidelines.

Please contact with any admissions-related questions.

For Additional Information
General inquiries regarding the master's program should be directed to Barry Rosenfeld, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, at For information or questions regarding the application process, tuition and fees, or other matters related to the university, contact the Admissions Office of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at