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Fordham University

Graduate School of Education

New York, NY


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Graduate School of Education

The Fordham University Graduate School of Education (GSE) offers master's, doctoral, and certificate programs in teaching, educational leadership, counseling and school psychology, and interdisciplinary research. Located in the heart of New York City, Fordham GSE incorporates the city and its diverse community into its curriculum, research, and fieldwork. GSE is committed to social justice and multiculturalism, and works to improve the lives of all people, regardless of race, class, socioeconomic status, and background. GSE believes that all individuals have the right to superior educational and psychological services.

Teacher Education

Teacher Education at GSE includes initial and advanced certification programs as well as non-certification programs designed for those seeking to become teachers for the first time and certified teachers looking to expand their expertise. Programs cover early childhood, childhood, adolescent, and special education, in addition to curriculum design, TESOL, bilingual education, and literacy.

Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership programs are designed for those looking to become school leaders and administrators. The curricula cover historical and contemporary ideologies and blend theory and practice to produce confident and nimble leaders who are capable of solving educational problems at the micro and macro levels. Within the administration and supervision degrees, students in the department can specialize in general, urban, or Catholic/nonpublic school education.

Counseling and School Psychology

Counseling and School Psychology programs are based on the scientist-practitioner model and educate professionals to be able to integrate theories of counseling, human development, career counseling, assessment, group counseling, family counseling, multicultural counseling, developmental disorders, research methods, program development and evaluation, and ethics into their work. Programs are available at the master's level in mental health counseling and school counseling, at the professional diploma level in school psychology and bilingual school psychology, and at the doctoral level in counseling psychology and school psychology.

Interdisciplinary Research

The Interdisciplinary Research program at GSE offers an education research doctorate called Contemporary Learning and Interdisciplinary Research (CLAIR). Graduates of the program are prepared for a variety of roles, including instructional leaders, teacher educators, program evaluators, educational researchers, academics, diversity trainers/multicultural educators, and professionals who work in industries that design educational materials, curriculum, and assessments.

Studying in New York City

As one of the most diverse cities in the world, New York gives Fordham GSE students opportunities to work with many different populations in schools, districts, hospitals, clinics, community organizations, and other settings. Fordham's Lincoln Center campus is centrally located, with Broadway a block to the east and Central Park not much farther. Nearly every great thing you can imagine about living in New York is right at your doorstep: museums, restaurants, music, and more.

Programs Offered

- Administration and Supervision (MSE, EdD)

- Adolescence Education: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Mathematics, Physics, or Social Studies (MST)

- Adolescence Special Education (MST, ADV)

- Bilingual Childhood Education (MST)

- Bilingual Education (ADV)

- Bilingual School Psychology (PD)

- Bilingual Special Education (ADV)

- Catholic Educational Leadership (MSE)

- Childhood Education (MST)

- Childhood Education and Childhood Special Education (MST)

- Childhood Special Education (MSE, ADV)

- Church and Nonpublic School Leadership (PhD)

- Contemporary Learning and Interdisciplinary Research (PhD)

- Counseling Psychology (PhD)

- Curriculum and Teaching (MSE)

- Early Childhood and Childhood Education (MST)

- Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education (MST)

- Early Childhood Education (MST)

- Early Childhood Special Education (MSE, ADV)

- Educational Leadership (Accelerated MSE)

- Literacy, Childhood or Adolescent (MSE)

- Literacy Leadership (ADV)

- Mental Health Counseling (MSE)

- Middle Childhood (grades 7-9) (ADV)

- School Counseling (MSE)

- School District Leadership (ADV)

- School Psychology (PD, PhD)

- TESOL Special Education (ADV)


- Degree Abbreviations:

- MST -Master of Science in Teaching

- MSE - Master of Science in Education

- ADV - Advanced Certificate

- PD - Professional Diploma

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Teaching (MST)
Doctor of Education (Ed D)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Advanced Certificate (Adv C)
Master of Science in Education (MSE)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 573
Doctoral Degrees 45
Other Advanced Degrees 6

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 Comp Exam Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE or MAT
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Comp Exam Required for some


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE or MAT
Additional Entrance Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 14.95%
Black or African American 11.4%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.22%
Asian 4.73%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.32%
Two or more races 2.47%
Unknown 4.3%


Male (22%)
Female (77%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 38
Part-time - 81
Male (39)
Female (80)

Location & Contact

Address 113 West 60th Street
Room 1121
New York, NY  10023
United States
Contact Dr. Virginia Roach
Phone: 212-636-6400

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