Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Fordham University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Fordham University

New York, NY
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
January 4
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
22 Departments and Programs
departments and programs


The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) at Fordham University Is One of New York City's Top Graduate Schools

For students exploring liberal arts and sciences graduate schools in New York, Fordham University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is an excellent choice. Located in the heart of the world's most stimulating city, Fordham University is a private university in the distinguished Jesuit tradition of fostering high-quality research and scholarly studies.

Grad School's New York Campuses and Flexible Schedules Meet Graduate Students' Special Needs

Since many graduate students work full-time, GSAS offers full-time and part-time degrees with evening and/or weekend classes. The majority of GSAS classes take place at the university's historic Bronx Rose Hill campus and the newer Lincoln Center campus. Dating back to the university's founding in 1841, the beautiful Rose Hill campus is located in the quiet neighborhood of the North Bronx, close to the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx Zoo, and the Cloisters, a spectacular branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with a 5,000-piece collection of the art and architecture of medieval Europe. The Lincoln Center campus is in the cultural heart of Upper Westside Manhattan, a vibrant neighborhood that is quintessentially New York. Graduate students travel comfortably between campuses in the university's Ram Van shuttles.

Fordham Is a Leading Research University in New York City

Fordham University places a great emphasis on research as an integral part of scholarly studies. Due to its high level of research activity, Fordham is ranked among only 282 universities in the United States classified as a research university, based on the number of doctoral degrees awarded, research expenditures, and research staff levels. Graduate students are attracted to Fordham's research credentials.

Faculty Members at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Are Recognized Leaders in Their Fields

Fordham's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is populated with highly accomplished faculty members. Fordham professors are distinguished scholars who annually receive millions of dollars in grant awards. They publish hundreds of books, book chapters, and journal articles each year. And they regularly present their pioneering research at national and international conferences. Such accomplished professors have a profound impact upon their students; their accomplishments overflow into their students' lives.

Fordham University's Historic Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

One of the finest of the grad schools in NYC, Fordham's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences originated in 1916. Nearly a century later, it is composed of distinguished graduate programs that include biological sciences, classical languages and literatures, computer and information sciences, economics, election and campaign management, English, ethics and society, history, humanities and sciences, international political economy and development, medieval studies, philosophy, philosophical resources, playwriting, psychology, theology, and urban studies. Fordham's GSAS offers a total of 18 master's degrees, Ph.D. degrees, and 7 Advanced Certificates, including a doctoral certificate in medieval studies.

Fordham University Has Been a Pioneer in Interdisciplinary Graduate Education

Since the 1990s, Fordham University's graduate schools have pioneered interdisciplinary programs to better prepare graduates for careers in an increasingly multicultural and multinational society. Many graduate programs at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences are interdisciplinary and draw on the strengths of collaboration with other Fordham graduate departments. Interdisciplinary curricula are central to master's and doctoral degrees in such fields as humanities and sciences, urban studies, medieval studies, international political economy and development, and ethics and society.

Fordham Is an Independent University in the Jesuit Tradition

Historic Fordham University is an independent university in the Jesuit tradition. Its original Rose Hill campus is in the Bronx, and 3 additional campuses are in Manhattan's Lincoln Center, Westchester, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, New York. The historic university has approximately 15,500 students in 4 undergraduate colleges and 6 graduate and professional schools. Guided by its Catholic and Jesuit heritages, Fordham University fosters the intellectual, moral, and religious development of students and prepares them for leadership roles in a global society.

Location & Contact

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Fordham University

441 East Fordham Road
New York, NY 10458
United States

Dr. Eva Badowska


Phone: 718-817-4400
Fax: 718-817-4474

Ms. Bernadette Valentino-Morrison

Director of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 718-817-4419
Fax: 718-817-3566

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Advanced Certificate
      Graduate Certificate
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts (MA)
      Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 222
    • Doctoral Degrees 57
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 28
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


29% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 1,769
    • Accepted 523
    • Acceptance Rate 29
    • Enrolled 171
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $70
    • Application Fee - International $70
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 4th January 4th Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 31st October 31st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 600 paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJanuary 4
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Tuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students765
    • Female Percentage50%
    • Male Percentage50%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students765
    • Part-time Percentage32%
    • Full-time Percentage68%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American3%
    • White / Caucasian62%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown28%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty249
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage33%
    • Male Percentage67%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchNot Reported
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$19,311,000




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