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Fordham University

Department of Economics

New York, NY


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Fordham University


Fordham Master of Arts in Economics

With an emphasis on critical thinking and analytic skills, Fordham master's degree in economics prepares students for a variety of career paths--from Wall Street to public policy. Students learn from faculty members who have built their careers straddling the academic and professional worlds. With expertise in economic development, finance, international economics, and monetary economics, our faculty members have served as advisers and consultants to global players in these fields, including the United Nations, the World Bank, Citibank, and more. And of course, there's nowhere better to study economics than in New York City, the financial capital of the world.

Students can choose to focus on the following areas of study:

Financial and Monetary Economics

  • Focus on portfolio selection, risk management, asset pricing, financial markets, and corporate finance.
  • Practical experiences in financial modeling, readings, and quantitative skills.
  • Analysis of financial decisions made by firms and valuation decisions made by investors.

International and Development Economics

  • Application of economic analytical tools to business and public policy problems that arise through foreign trade, investment, development assistance, and capital flows.
  • Experience in evaluating economic policy, analyzing country risk, and assessing human development programs through responsible use of economic analysis
  • Instruction on techniques of stabilization policy and methods to sustain economic growth


Graduates of this M.A. program have gone on to careers as financial analysts, economists, and executives in a variety of sectors:

  • Multinational business
  • International banking
  • International public administration and government
  • Private sector and NGO development

Program Basics

  • Designed as a one-year program for full-time students
  • Late afternoon and evening courses to accommodate part-time students
  • Curriculum requires 10 courses including four core courses and six electives for a total of 30 credits
  • Courses held at Fordham's Rose Hill campus in the Bronx

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 27
Doctoral Degrees 9

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

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 4th Not reported Yes
Spring deadline November 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 4
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 4.62%
Black or African American 4.62%
White or Caucasian 38%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 6.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 1.54%


Male (49%)
Female (50%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 0
Male (18)
Female (4)


Focus of faculty research: Developmental economics, econometrics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:

Location & Contact

Address 441 East Fordham Road
New York, NY  10458
United States
Contact Dr. Johanna Francis
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies
Phone: 718-817-4066
Fax: 718-817-4048