Fordham University

24 months
1442 USD/credit
1442 USD/credit
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The graduate program at Fordham University  in history offers concentrations in Medieval History and Modern History. Course offerings typically focus on Europe and the Americas, although the department regularly offers courses on transnational or global themes.


One of the great strengths of the History program at Fordham University  is that graduate students take only graduate courses. Although some of these courses (at the 5000 level) include a few advanced undergraduate history majors, no graduate students take undergraduate lecture-style courses. 

The graduate syllabuses are demanding, normally requiring a minimum of 300-400 pages per week of common reading, discussion, and writing assignments that typically add up to 20-25 pages, most of which require additional outside reading and library research. Consult our course offerings and syllabuses by clicking on the appropriate link above.

Program Highlights

  • Pursue original research in fields related to your interests.
  • Develop a strong foundation in critical analysis and persuasive writing.
  • Small class sizes and seminars specifically for graduate-level work.
  • Integrate and expand your knowledge through interdisciplinary studies.
  • Gain skills in textual editing, oral history, archival description, and visual humanities.
  • Public and digital history projects make history come alive and speak to broader audiences.
  • Take advantage of New York City’s many museums and libraries for research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The year-long proseminar/seminar sequence 
  • Three additional courses in medieval history 
  • One more history course in any area 
  • Two additional history courses in a minor field outside medieval history 
  • MA research seminar paper
  • MA research paper oral exam
  • Reading proficiency in one foreign language, including any relevant ancient or modern language

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Application Review

  • Admission application is considered complete and ready for review only when it consists of your submitted online application and all required supplemental materials.

Letters of Recommendation

  • Provide all recommenders with at least one month’s advance notice to submit their recommendations. To facilitate this process, enter each recommender’s name and email address into the application as soon as you begin filling it out. They will be notified electronically of your request before you submit your application.

GRE Exams

  • GRE exams should be taken at least one month prior to the application deadline to ensure timely receipt of scores by GSAS Admissions. Our GRE school code is 2259.


Tuition Fee

  • International

    1442 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1442 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1442 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1442 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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