About the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education
“Love ought to manifest itself more by deeds than by words.” – St. Ignatius
Fordham University established the Graduate Institute of Religious Education in 1968, and raised it to the status of a Graduate School in 1975 with expanded goals and programming. Our school draws on its Catholic and Jesuit wellsprings to prepare people of multiple religious traditions to transform their faith into action. We are guided by Ignatius of Loyola’s maxim from the Spiritual Exercises: “Love ought to manifest itself more by deeds than by words.”
We enroll students from all religious backgrounds and from all over North America as well as from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, South America, and the Pacific Rim.
In cooperation with all denominations, the GRE seeks to serve religion and religious education through research and continued ministerial outreach. While we are committed to charting future directions, we also confront contemporary problems of church communities with compassion, and wisdom.
Fordham University’s Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education (GRE) is committed to cultivating academic competence, scholarly research and ministerial skills in religious education and pastoral studies. In accordance with its Catholic, Jesuit tradition, GRE encourages students to integrate academic knowledge with personal wisdom, and to serve the church and society as committed and compassionate leaders.
Ph.D. in Religious Education (on campus)
Doctor of Ministry (hybrid)*
MA in Christian Spirituality (online/on campus)*
MA in Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Care (on campus)*
MA in Pastoral Care (online)*
MA in Pastoral Studies (online/on campus)*
MA in Religious Education (on campus)*
MA in Religious Education, Youth and Young Adult Ministry (online)*
Advanced Certificate in Christian Spirituality (online)
Advanced Certificate in Faith Formation (online)
Advanced Certificate in Latino Ministry (online)
Advanced Certificate in Spiritual Direction (on campus)