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GSAS Accelerated Master's Programs

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(Formerly known as GSAS Early Admissions Program)

Earn your master’s degree with only one year of study beyond your bachelor’s degree.

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) Accelerated Master’s Programs are available to current Fordham College Rose Hill (FCRH), Fordham College Lincoln Center (FCLC), Fordham School of Professional Continuing Studies (PCS), and Gabelli School of Business (GSB) undergraduates.

The accelerated master’s program allows exceptional students to follow a plan that allows them to complete both their bachelor’s and master’s in a total of five years (4+1).

Upon being accepted into one of the programs, you will begin taking graduate courses during your senior year.

The following accelerated master’s programs welcome applications from eligible candidates:

Master of Arts (M.A.) Master of Science (M.S.)
Catholic Theology Applied Psychological Methods
Economics Biological Sciences
Elections and Campaign Management Computer Science
English Cybersecurity
Ethics and Society Data Science
Global History  Humanitarian Studies
Public Media  
Urban Studies  

Accelerated Master’s Programs Requirements

  • You must have completed at least 90 credits to begin the program.
  • You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 to apply to all programs except biological sciences, English, and philosophy (a higher major/cumulative GPA may be required for these programs).
  • Submit your application online, and be sure to include all of the following:
    • Updated Resume
    • Letters of recommendation
    • 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
    • Statement of intent (if required by your program of interest)
    • Writing sample (if required by your program of interest)

Advantages of Accelerated Master’s Programs

  • Gain advanced training that enriches your undergraduate experience, helping you develop in-depth academic knowledge and professional competencies.
  • Save up to 30 percent on graduate tuition.
  • GSAS will designate up to 3 graduate-level courses (as determined by the program) taken during senior year to count toward both your bachelor's and master's degrees.
  • Your GSAS application fee is waived.
  • You do not need to take the GRE to be eligible.


To confirm your eligibility prior to applying or if you have additional questions, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies or Program Director in your program of interest, or contact GSAS admissions, at or 718-817-4416.