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Religious Education

Fordham University

12 months
960 USD/credit 34560 USD/year
960 USD/credit 34560 USD/year
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The Master of Arts degree (M.A.) in Religious Education degree at Fordham University provides a deepened understanding of core theological disciplines and opportunities to explore the various practices of pastoral ministry.

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Designed for religious educators and teachers in a variety of settings, the M.A. in Religious Education program at Fordham University provides you with a strong foundation in both pedagogy and core theological disciplines. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills to guide others at every stage of life and to fulfill your role at parishes, dioceses, schools, nonprofit organizations, and more. This program is also ideal for those seeking personal enrichment through the study of religious education. Some program highlights:

  • Offered with either a youth and young adult ministry concentration, or generalist concentration.
  • Both concentrations can be completed on campus or a combination of on campus and online.
  • Teach and learn with our renowned faculty and international students from more than twenty countries.
  • Take courses at the member schools of the New York Theological Consortium.


  • Director or coordinator of religious education, faith formation, RCIA, or youth and young adult ministry
  • Parish volunteer coordinator
  • Ministry outreach coordinator
  • Pastoral associate
  • Teacher at a Catholic or Christian elementary or secondary school
  • Administrator at a faith-based organization or religious congregation
  • Campus minister at a religious or secular university
  • Writer, editor, or publisher

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Religious Education
  • Curriculum and Religious Education
  • Education for Peace and Justice
  • Religious and Educational Development of Children and Youth
  • Young Adult & Adult Ministry
  • Ministry & Leadership
  • Old Testament
  • New Testament
  • Human Growth and Development
  • The Ignatian Way

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and have obtained a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B). If you have received a post bachelors degree from an accredited college or university, a minimum GPA of 3.5 is required.
  • Official transcripts of all coursework
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE/MAT Exams

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 960 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    34560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 960 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 USD /month
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