Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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MS in Data Science
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MA in Economics

About the school

Students seeking careers in Science or Humanities can enrol in one of the most esteemed institutions – the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The school forms part of Fordham University and was established in 1916. It offers various master's programmes, doctoral (Ph.D.) programmes, advanced certificates, and accelerated master's programmes.

The school provides its students with enriching academic, extracurricular, and career opportunities, including laboratories, a library, professional development workshops, and conferences. It also boasts distinguished scholars as faculty members, who receive tens of millions of dollars in grant awards and publish monographs, books, and articles yearly.

Where is the school located?

The school has three main campuses in New York City. The Rose Hill campus is in the Fordham neighbourhood, the Bronx campus is adjacent to Bronx Park on Fordham Road, and the Lincoln Centre campus is in Manhattan.

Life at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences provides a comprehensive education emphasising experiential learning. Students are offered numerous opportunities for holistic development. The Rose Hill Campus boasts over 170 clubs, including the Actuarial Club, Blockchain at Fordham, Chemistry Club, The Political Union, and more. The Fordham Lincoln Centre has almost 60 clubs, including the Science Club, Spring Fling Committee, Podcasting Club, and Yoga and Mindfulness.

Additional benefits of studying at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The school has a diverse student community, which allows for the expansion of personal and professional networks and promotes the development of solid communication and interpersonal skills. Additionally, a Campus Ministry is student-led and inclusive of various faiths, providing opportunities for students to connect through religious celebrations, spiritual discussions, grief counselling, and prayer and mass services.

New York, NY campus


New York City, NY, United States

City Population

Approximately 8 Million


Northeastern United States


Humid, subtropical climate

Nearest Airport

LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

Time Zone

EDT from March-November and EST from November-March

Fast facts

  • Ipsita Banerjee, Biochemistry professor, received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Westchester Chemical Society
  • Has awarded approximately $9 Million in scholarships and tuition
  • Strong Fordham alum base of approximately 150,000

Admissions criteria

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers postgraduate programmes, including History (M.A.), International Humanitarian Action (M.A.), International Political Economy and Development (M.A.), Biological Sciences (M.S.), Data Science (M.S.), and more. Students can visit the school website for detailed information on the application process and prerequisites for their chosen degree and programme. The application deadline also differs according to the selected schedule.

Generally, follow these guidelines to apply to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences:

  • Online application with a non-refundable application fee of approximately $70
  • Students reapplying within 18 months of their original application must pay a fee of approximately $25
  • A personal statement written by the applicant
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose/intent (requirements for the statement may vary by programme)
  • Resume/CV
  • Official GRE scores (GRE may be optional/not required, required, or not accepted at all for your chosen programme)

International students must follow additional specific guidelines, which include the following:

  • All previous transcripts in English or accompanied by a certified English translation
  • English language proficiency test score results. Acceptable tests include TOEFL iBT, IELTS, DET, and PTE Academic. The minimum scores required may vary
  • Additional documents are required for Immigration and Visa, Housing, Transportation, Health Services, Banking, and more International students can visit the school website for detailed information before applying for their chosen programme.

Job placements

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences provides a career centre that supports students in their career exploration and job application journey. The various clubs and organisations at the school offer opportunities for extracurricular involvement to enhance their resume and strengthen their leadership experience.

The school provides access to several career resources, including self-assessment tools, resources for student veterans, students with disabilities and international employment, job search resources, interview preparations, and more. The school also has a database for internship and job opportunities where students can create profiles, submit updated resumes, and be discovered by prospective employers.

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Source: Fordham University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Last updated: 26 Oct 2023

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