Fordham University was founded in 1841 by the Roman Catholic Diocese of New York. A comprehensive research university with Jesuit traditions, Fordham is ranked among the top 60 national universities by the U.S. News & World Report and its School of Law is ranked 30 among best law schools. Fordham University Online is made possible by the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education and the Department of Instructional Technology Academic Computing. Through its online learning programs, those who wish to pursue or enhance their career in ministry can receive a religious education that will enrich their knowledge and ability to serve.
Those interested in advancing their religious studies online can do so through the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education. This school currently offers three graduate programs including the Master of Arts in Pastoral Care, Master of Arts in Religious Education, and a graduate certificate in faith formation. The Master of Arts in Pastoral Care program prepares ministers to be competent pastoral caregivers by increasing their psychological and theological knowledge. The Master of Arts in Religious Education program has a concentration in youth and young adult ministry to increase the understanding of the religious, psychological, spiritual, and moral development of adolescents and young adults. The graduate certificate in faith formation is purposed to enrich one’s knowledge and prepare them for parish service or religious education.
Fordham is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In addition, some programs have specialized accreditation from the American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar; the American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar; and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Those applying to programs through the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education Online may submit an application at any time of the year as the school practices rolling admissions. Students are admitted at the beginning of each semester and mid-semester as online classes are conducted in eight week sessions rather than the traditional 15. Applicants must apply online and submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended, as well as recommendations from two professors or significant professionals under which one has studied or worked.
Fordham University Online
Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education
Office of Graduate Admission
Keating Hall, Room 303
Bronx, NY 10458