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Accelerated Master's Program for Fordham Undergraduates

Outstanding Fordham undergraduate students with a grade point average of 3.2 or higher are eligible to apply to the M.A. in Elections and Campaign Management (ECM) program. Students submit their application materials in the spring of their junior year and begin the program during the fall of their senior year.

Accelerated Master's Program Requirements:
  • Submit your application online, and be sure to include all of the following information/documentation:

    • Updated Resume/CV
    • Statement of Intent (up to 500 words)
    • Official Fordham transcript (request this online from Enrollment Services, or through the Student tab in Banner Self-Service on Please request that your transcript be sent to as soon as possible
    • Writing sample (5-20 pages in length)
    • Two letters of recommendation

Undergraduate students admitted to the program under the early admissions policy may take up to three graduate courses during their senior year with the approval of the program director. These courses will count toward the B.A. in Political Science, and are also accepted as ECM requirements. Students should also seek the approval of their undergraduate advisor before registering for their courses. Students following this option and who are enrolled full-time typically complete the program in their fifth year. This policy applies to FCLC, FCRH, and PCS. ECM courses are held at both the Lincoln Center and the Rose Hill campuses.

Please consult the GSAS Accelerated Master's Program web page for additional information.