Fordham Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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Fordham Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Motto Latin: Sapientia et Doctrina
Motto in English
Wisdom and Learning
Established 1916

The Fordham Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Fordham GSAS) is an American graduate school within Fordham University, based in New York.

Established in 1916, the school provides instruction at two of the school's three campuses in the New York City area. The school offers a wide range of master's programs, doctoral degree programs, and certificates in traditional disciplines in liberal arts and sciences, as well as interdisciplinary programs.

The school stresses the advantage of its multiple identities: a graduate school of arts and sciences, a Catholic university, a Jesuit institution, and a school in New York City. They offer financial aid.


The school's self-identified mission statement is as follows: "The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Fordham University fosters the cultivation of knowledge, wisdom, and a deeper understanding of the human condition. Guided by its Catholic and Jesuit traditions, the GSAS aspires to prepare students for teaching and leadership in a global society, by welcoming learners from diverse religious, economic, and cultural backgrounds into full participation in a scholarly endeavor."[1]

Fordham GSAS currently offers 21 Master's programs, ten Doctoral programs, and nine Advanced Certificates in various disciplines. These include:

Biological Sciences

Biomedical Informatics

Classical Languages and Civilizations

Computer and Information Science

Conservation Biology


Elections and Campaign Management

Emerging Markets and Country Risk Analysis


Ethics and Society

Financial Computing

Financial Econometrics and Data Analysis

Health Care Ethics


Humanities and Sciences

International Business and Finance

International Humanitarian Action

International Political Economy and Development (IPED)

Latin American and Latino Studies

Medieval Studies


Philosophical Resources

Political Science


Sociology and Anthropology


Urban Studies


Fordham GSAS is located on Fordham's Rose Hill campus, though a few classes are offered at the Lincoln Center campus (primarily in creative writing). Students are offered university housing near campus, but most graduate students find off campus housing on their own.


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