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Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY


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Hofstra University -- Best of Both Worlds

Founded in 1935, Hofstra University is a private university located on 240 acres and just 25 miles east of New York City, where students can also take advantage of the academic, cultural, and career opportunities in the NYC metropolitan area. The university prides itself on its small class sizes and emphasizes both the creation and dissemination of knowledge. State-of-the-art campus facilities and strong community connections develop students into competent graduates.

Accreditation and Rankings

Hofstra has been nationally ranked and recognized by a number of notable sources as a 'Best College,null including "Fiske Guide to Colleges," "Forbes" magazine, "The Princeton Review," and "Washington Monthly." "US News and World Report" has ranked three of Hofstra's colleges and schools as "Best Graduate Schools" in the nation. These highly ranked colleges and schools include the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Health Professions and Human Services, and Hofstra's Maurice A. Deane School of Law. Hofstra's part-time MBA program has also been nationally ranked by "US News and World Report" and "Bloomberg BusinessWeek." In addition the online part-time MBA program has been consistently ranked by The Princeton Review. Graduate programs in the School of Health Professions and Human Services are nationally accredited by the Council of Rehabilitation Education (CORE), the American Arts Therapy Association (AATA), Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CCREP), the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) and the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). All Hofstra teacher education and educational leadership programs in the School of Education are accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). The Frank G. Zarb School of Business is one of less than 10 percent of business schools in the world to hold dual accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Graduate Studies at Hofstra University

Graduate programs at Hofstra University offer students the opportunity to pursue Master's or doctoral degrees, advanced certificates or professional diplomas. Hofstra offers approximately 170 distinguished program options through the institution's 12 colleges and schools. Graduate study at Hofstra University encourages scholarship, research and professional training in and across disciplines in order to develop students as experts and leaders in their chosen fields. Students work closely with faculty members to create learning environments and experiences that connect academic scholarship with professional aspirations. Classes are taught by internationally recognized scholars, published authors, and industry leaders, including Emmy Award winners and Fulbright scholars. Hofstra University offers eight master's degrees available in over 95 fields; degrees offered are the Master of Arts (MA), the Master of Business Administration (MBA), the Master of Fine Arts (MFA), the Master of Health Administration (MHA), the Master of Public Health (MPH), the Master of Science (MS), and the Master of Science in Education (MSEd). An Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) is also available. Four doctoral degrees are available in eight different areas of study: the Doctor of Education (EdD) degree, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree, the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree, and the Professional Doctorate in Audiology (AuD) degree. Advanced Certificates (Adv. Certs.) are offered in a variety of areas, including rehabilitation counseling, special education, literacy studies, and business programs. Four professional diplomas (PDs) are available, as well as a Postdoctoral Respecialization in Clinical and/or School Psychology, and several law school programs. Hofstra also offers three first professional degrees, the AuD, JD and MD, and 15 joint degrees.

First Rate Research Centers and Innovative Opportunities at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is home to several unique academic institutes that push for advancements in research within their fields. For instance, the science research complex includes electron microscope facilities, newly renovated biology research laboratories, and a state-licensed animal care facility. The Center for Condensed Matter Research supports ongoing work at Hofstra on practical applications of physics, such as photocells, more powerful computers, physics of the heart and various types of networks, including ecosystems. The Maurice A. Deane School of Law houses several research centers, including the Center for Legal Advocacy, the Institute for Health Law and Policy, and the Center for Children, Families, and the Law. The Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science recently completed a $12 million renovation of all its academic facilities. Laboratories and classrooms received new technologies, machinery, and equipment, all of which are accessible to trained engineering and computer science students. As entrepreneurship is an integral focus of the program, technologies such as the 3-D printer laboratory allows students to create prototypes and experiment with projects at early stages in their careers; Hofstra students also have access to the newly-renovated $1 million Big Data lab. The DeMatteis School is proud to offer a co-operative educational experience, which offers qualified students the opportunity to gain real-world experience while completing their degree. The National Center for Suburban Studies works to advance the goals of suburban sustainability, social equity, and economic development through research, education, and public outreach. Through endeavors like the Suburban Oral Histories Project, the Center seeks to document the development of suburban areas and to identify, analyze, and create solutions to the problems and shortcomings of present-day suburbia. The Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency is one of the few institutions in the country with a unique focus on research and analysis related to the American presidency. The Kalikow Center holds annual conferences and symposia that attract leading journalists, scholars, and political practitioners from around the world. These symposia have also been viewed as the first draft of history for the administrations they addressed.

Financial Aid Opportunities at Hofstra University

At Hofstra University, financial aid opportunities are available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, fellowships, and campus employment. Examples of graduate scholarships include the Egel-Gray Endowed Memorial Scholarship for students majoring in special education, the Ray Horton Endowed Scholarships for doctoral students in reading, the Lazarus Endowment for the Center of Gerontology, and the Harold E. Yuker Endowed Distinguished Academic Scholarship in Graduate Psychology. Tuition payment plans and employer tuition reimbursement plans are available. Graduate students also have several types of job opportunities available, including positions as graduate assistants, resident directors, and tutors. Graduate assistantships are part-time positions in an on-campus administrative office or student services area. Students in these positions may receive tuition remission and stipends or hourly wages. Eligible students may also receive work-study credit for their positions.

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)
Out-of-state students


Male (38%)
Female (61%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 260
Part-time - 311
Male (290)
Female (281)

Location & Contact

Address 100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY  11549
United States
Contact Sunil Samuel
Assistant Vice President of Admissions
Phone: 516-463-4723
Fax: 516-463-4664