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Humanitarian Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

You see the injustice, poverty, and disaster zones around the world—and you must do something about them. If you believe, as we do, in Fordham University’s Jesuit-inspired mission to care for others and fight for justice, the international humanitarian affairs major might be the perfect program for you.

In the Humanitarian Studies interdisciplinary program, offered by the Institute for International Humanitarian Affairs, you’ll examine the global impact of disasters, disease, poverty, conflict, human rights violations, and policies. You’ll learn the tools and techniques experts use to improve lives—and cast a critical eye on complex variables like politics.

You’ll study with faculty from international affairs, political science, philosophy, history, and anthropology, and learn from experts from the UN, NGOs, and the private sector.

Career

You’ll graduate with an international humanitarian studies degree well prepared for a wide range of challenging career paths working with:

  • international NGOs
  • global health initiatives
  • State Department
  • USAID
  • United Nations
  • human rights organizations
  • international law firms

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Philosophy of Human Rights
  • Hazards, Disasters & the Human Experience
  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Economies of Emerging Nations
  • Third World Politics
  • Gender, Crime and Justice
  • International Communication 
  • Peace, Justice and the Media
  • Feminist Theory in Intercultural Perspectives

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Common Application with essay and $70 application fee
  • Letter of Recommendation from school guidance counselor or secondary school teacher
  • Transcripts, mark sheets or certificates from all secondary schools or high schools attended (Fordham requires transcripts for the last four years of pre-university education) 
  • SAT or ACT Results (SAT code: 2259; ACT code: 2748)
  • Fordham has an SAT/ACT test flexible option for some overseas applicants. Applicants must (1) complete secondary education outside of the USA, and (2) receive one of these credentials:
    • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
    • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Diploma 
    • French Baccalaureate
    • German Abitur 
    • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
    • Italian Diploma di Esame di Stato (Maturita)
    • Mexican Bachillerato 
    • Singapore Cambridge GCE A levels 
    • South African National Senior Certificate
    • Spanish Bachillerato
    • UK GCE Advanced Levels (3+ required) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Manhattan

  • 2638 - 5760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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