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How to Apply

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Thank you for your interest in Fordham’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS).

Our Admissions Team is committed to advancing the GSAS mission, which fosters the cultivation of knowledge, wisdom, and a deeper understanding of the human condition. We prepare our students for teaching and leadership in a global society, and welcome learners from diverse religious, economic, and cultural backgrounds into full participation in a scholarly endeavor.

With more than 40 graduate degree and advanced certificate programs from which to choose, we are confident you will find the right program to meet your academic and professional development needs.

General GSAS Application Information

  • Visit the Graduate Programs page for links to information and application requirements that may be specific to your program of interest.
  • All tuition and fee-related information can be found on the GSAS Tuition and Fees page.
  • Consult the Application Deadlines page to ensure you prepare all required materials in advance of your program’s application deadline.
  • When communicating with your recommendation letter writers, please provide them with at least one month’s advance notice to submit their recommendations. To facilitate this process, enter each recommender’s name and her/his email address directly into the online application. They will be notified electronically of your request. Please note: you may submit your application even if the submission of your recommendation letters is in progress.
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE scores), for programs requiring these scores, should be taken at least one month prior to the application deadline for your program of interest. This will help ensure timely receipt by the GSAS Admissions Office of your official test scores. Fordham’s GRE ETS school code is 2259. Please consult your program of interest to determine if GRE scores are required.
  • Official degree transcripts confirming prior degree conferral are required for all applicants, regardless of matriculation status. These should be ordered at least one month prior to the application deadline for your program of interest, and should be 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.

International Applicants

  • 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.
  • 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
    TOEFL iBT 100
    IELTS 7.0 band score
    DET 120

    *The M.S. in Data Science and M.S. in Cybersecurity programs will consider applicants with the following scores:
    TOEFL minimum 85
    IELTS minimum 6.5 band score
    DET minimum score of 100


Still Have Questions? We Can Help.

For all other admissions-related questions, please email

Should you require additional assistance completing and/or submitting your online application, please feel free to contact GSAS Admissions by telephone during business hours (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST) at 718-817-4416.

You are encouraged to visit Fordham in person and make prior arrangements to meet with faculty members within the department/program to which you are applying. Please contact the program or department directly, or email for more information