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Graduate Program in International Political Economy and Development

IPED Students at Machu Picchu

In the IPED Master of Arts, you will study Global Economic Relations from an advanced interdisciplinary perspective. Our students have won a variety of prestigious awards, including Fulbrights, Borens, and other international awards. They have also become Chartered Financial Analyst Scholars, and worked as U.S. Presidential Management Fellows and International Development Fellows. Our program's focus on an advanced interdisciplinary approach is based on a rigorous foundation of analytical skills and combined with practical field experiences.

Program Specializations

Advanced Certificates

Dual Degree Programs

  • Economics and Law


IPED 40th Anniversary

Thank You for Supporting the IPED Endowment Fund!

Thank you for your support!  So far in 2019 we have raised nearly $30,000.  We now have more than a quarter of a million dollars in our IPED Endowment Fund. This fund enables our students to pursue internships, language immersion programs, and other field placements which provide alternative learning experiences to support their career goals of becoming global changemakers. Your contribution to IPED’s endowment fund will go a long way to support IPED’s mission. Please give!

IPED Events

August 25: IPED New Student Orientation
Venue: IPED Commons, Dealy Hall, E-540, Fordham Rose Hill
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Lunch will be served at noon, followed by an academic orientation to the IPED MA Program, and concluded with a class photo.

August 28: First Day of Classes

September 10: The Popes and the Presidents: Commemorating 35 years of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and the United States
Venue: The Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker St, NY, NY 10012l
Time: 6:30 pm
Matt Malone, SJ of America Media will moderate a discussion with three recent US Ambassadors to the Holy See. Co-sponsored by Fordham IPED, Fordham CRC, and CAPP USA.

September 17: Public Release of the 2019 Fordham Pope Francis Global Poverty Index
Venue: Church Center for the United Nations, 777 1st Ave at 44th St
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Besides the public release of the Fordham Francis Index, Prof. Andrew Simons will talk on "Climate Change and the Potential for Multiple Bread Basket Failures."  Co-sponsored by Fordham IPED and Caritas Internationalis.

September 27: The Pro Pontifice Dinner (by invitation only)
Fr. Joseph M. McShane, SJ, the President of Fordham University, will welcome Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Secretary of State for Pope Francis, to Fordham University. Co-sponsored by Fordham IPED and CAPP-USA.


WASHINGTON, DC (for RPCV's only): Peace Corps Grad School Fair, September 9.

NEW YORK: Idealist Grad School Fair, September 10.

WASHINGTON, DC: Idealist Grad School Fair, September 23.

CHICAGO: Idealist Grad School Fair, October 3.

SAN FRANCISCO: Idealist Grad School Fair, October 15.