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GSAS Standardized Test Scores for Admissions

GRE and English Language Proficiency Exams

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on standardized testing, many GSAS programs, though not all programs, have chosen to make the submission of GRE scores optional for the 2021 application. Please review the tables below for individual program GRE policy. For programs for which GRE scores are optional, students who do not submit GRE scores will not be at any disadvantage in the admission review process.

Please note, the GRE requirements for future application years are subject to change.

Applicants whose native language is not English must meet the English language proficiency requirements and are required to submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo English Test (DET), unless they qualify for an exemption.

Fordham’s GRE-ETS school code is 2259. No department code is required. GRE scores are valid for five years from the testing date. Any questions about your GRE scores should be directed to ETS.

ETS is currently offering a version of the GRE that can be taken at home called the GRE® General Test at Home. For more information, please visit the ETS GRE web page. 

Applicants should have official test scores sent by the testing service no later than three weeks before the deadline to ensure timely receipt by published application deadlines.

Ph.D. Programs

Ph.D. Programs

GRE General Test Required or Optional?

Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology

Optional for 2021

Ph.D. in Biological Sciences

Optional for 2021

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

Optional for 2021

Ph.D. in Economics

Required

Ph.D. in English

Optional for 2021

Ph.D. in History

Optional for 2021

Ph.D. in Philosophy

Optional for 2021

Ph.D. in Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology

Optional for 2021

Ph.D. in Theology

Optional for 2021

Master's Programs

Master's Programs

GRE General Test Required?

M.A. in Catholic Theology

Optional for 2021

M.A. in Economics

Required

M.A. in Ethics and Society

Optional for 2021

M.A. in Global History

Optional for 2021

M.A. in History

Optional for 2021

M.A. in International Political Economy and Development

Required

M.A. in Medieval Studies

Optional for 2021

M.A. in Philosophy

Optional for 2021

M.A. in Philosophy and Society

Optional for 2021

M.A. in Public Media

Optional for 2021

M.A. in Urban Studies

Optional for 2021

M.S. in Applied Psychological Methods

Optional for 2021

M.S. in Biological Sciences

Optional for 2021

M.S. in Clinical Research Methods

Optional for 2021

M.S. in Computer Science

Optional for 2021

M.S. in Cybersecurity

Optional for 2021

M.S. in Data Science

Optional for 2021

M.S. in Health Administration

Not required

M.S. in Humanitarian Studies

Optional for 2021

Subject Scores

Subject scores are recommended, but not required, for the following programs
Ph.D. in Applied Developmemental Psychology
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
Ph.D. in Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology