Ph.D. in Theology Admissions Information/Requirements
Guidelines and Information
Candidates for the Ph.D. in Theology are expected to have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Completed applications will include each of the following items:
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 (email@example.com) 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.
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: (submitted electronically via the online application)
Statement of intent: (up to 500 words, submitted electronically, via the online application)
Writing sample: (5 - 20 pages submitted electronically, via the online application)
Three letters of recommendation: (submitted directly by referees via the online application)
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:
|IELTS||7.0 band score|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Kindly consult the GSAS English Proficiency web page for exemption guidelines.
Please contact email@example.com with any admissions-related questions.