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Fordham University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, International Political Economy and Development (Fordham IPED)


441 E. Fordham Rd.
Dealy Hall E517
Bronx, NY  10458
United States


(718) 817-4064


(718) 817-4565

Program Information

Degree Offered

M.A. - International Political Economy and Development, Advanced Certificate - Emerging Markets and Country Risk Analysis Advanced Certificate - Financial Econometrics and Data Analysis

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Located in New York City and known for its academic excellence, Fordham University's Graduate Program in International Political Economy and Development (IPED) offers a unique and innovative interdisciplinary approach to the study of international economic relations to a select entering class of approximately 25 to 30 students each year. The IPED MA is a three semester program designed to train students for international professional careers in business, government, or the non-profit sector. Our curriculum offers a rigorous foundation in economic, political, social, & quantitative analysis, and an advanced interdisciplinary study of global economic relations and international development issues. Most students specialize in International Banking and Finance, International Development Studies, or International and Development Economics. Fellowships are available to top applicants.


The Fordham IPED Program is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) and an affiliate member of the Association of Professional Schools in International Affairs (APSIA).

Eligibility Requirements:

All applicants must have the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree with a B or better average. All applicants must also submit a statement of purpose; the general aptitude scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate course work; and three letters of recommendation. The statement of purpose should indicate how the IPED curriculum will prepare you to reach your future career goals. The statement of purpose should also indicate if you are applying for any special fellowships (Arrupe, Global Markets, Public Service, Peace Corps).

To gain admission to the IPED Program applicants should score at or above 152 on the quantitative GRE and 156 on the verbal GRE. For international students, TOEFL scores substitute for the verbal GRE. Previous professional work experience is playing a larger role in the admissions process, especially for those who wish to specialize in international development studies.

# of Credits Required:


International Student Requirements:

International applicants must also submit their score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum acceptable score on the new version of the TOEFL is 100.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Financial Aid Offered: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities - Extensive

Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000 - 19,999