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Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology Admissions Information/Requirements

Guidelines and Information

Completed applications to the Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology 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 GSAS 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.

Official GRE 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)

Official GRE Subject score (recommended not required)

Statement of intent (up to 500 words, submit via the online application)

Writing Sample (5 - 20 pages in length, submit via the online application)

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

English Proficiency

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

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.

Contact fuga@fordham.edu with any admission-related questions.