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Ph.D. in History Admissions Information/Requirements

History Ph.d. candidate David Marchionni

Doctoral student David Marchionni studies the Atlantic World, the history of disease, as well as LGBTQ history.

Guidelines and Information

Completed applications will include each of the following items:

Official transcripts
Applicants to Fordham's Ph.D. in History must have an M.A. in History (or expect one before Sept 2019). Official degree transcripts confirming prior undergraduate and master's 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 (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. Please ensure that all official transcripts from previously attended post-secondary institutions are submitted in English, or are accompanied by a certified English translation and evaluation. Transcript and credential conversion information is available on the GSAS International Students page.

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)

Resume/CV (submit 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)

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

Kindly consult the GSAS English Proficiency page for exemption guidelines.

Please contact fuga@fordham.edu with any admissions-related questions.