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M.A. in Elections and Campaign Management Admissions Information/Requirements

Political Science

Guidelines and Information

Completed applications to the M.A. in Elections and Campaign Management will include each of the following items:

Resume
Up to two pages in length (submit via the online application).

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 (fuga@fordham.edu) 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.

Statement of intent (up to 500 words, submitted electronically, via the online application)
Describe your interest in the program, what you hope to gain personally and professionally from the program, and your commitment to the field. Please highlight relevant professional, personal, and academic experience (submit via the online application).

Writing sample (5 - 20 pages in length, submitted electronically, via the online application)

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

Official GRE scores are required if an applicant wishes to be considered for GSAS merit-based financial aid. GREs for this program are otherwise recommended. The 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.

English Profiency

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.

Official TOEFL or IELTS 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.

A waiver can be requested by emailing fuga@fordham.edu, based on your educational history at a U.S.- based institution and if the official language of your country of origin/nationality is English.

Application Submission Deadlines

Please see the GSAS Application Deadlines page for more information about entry terms and deadlines.

For more information

Please contact Professor McDermott at mmcdermott@fordham.edu if you have any questions about the ECM program.

Please contact fuga@fordham.edu if you have any questions about the admissions process.