Hofstra University

Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY
student ratio
total students
$20,610 | $20,610
in-state | out-of-state tuition
Not Reported
fall application deadline
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acceptance rate


Hofstra University is Nationally Ranked

Hofstra has been recognized by a number of notable sources as a Best College in the nation, including "Fiske," "Forbes" magazine, "The Princeton Review," and "Washington Monthly." "US News and World Report" has ranked Hofstra in Tier One of colleges in the country, and also ranked 4 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, Health Sciences and Human Services, and Hofstra's Maurice A. Deane School of Law. The MBA program at Hofstra has been recognized as one of the top 75 programs by "Forbes" magazine and among the top 5 Largest New York MBA Programs by "Crain's New York." Their part-time MBA program has been nationally ranked by "BusinessWeek."

Over 150 Graduate Programs at Hofstra University

All graduate programs at Hofstra University encourage interdisciplinary research, scholarship, and professional training in order to develop students as experts and leaders in their chosen fields. Graduate students work closely with faculty members to create learning environments and experiences that connect academic scholarship with professional aspirations.

Hofstra University offers 15 graduate degrees in over 150 program options through the institution's 10 colleges and schools.

Eight master's degrees are 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 8 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 34 areas, including rehabilitation counseling, 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 2 first professional degrees, the JD and MD, and 11 joint degrees.

First Rate Research Centers and Opportunities at Hofstra University

The Office for Research and Sponsored Programs at Hofstra University assists in securing financial support for education, student research, and service endeavors.

Hofstra University is home to 17 unique academic institutes that push for advancements in research within their fields. For instance, the Center for Condensed Matter Research focuses on the practical applications of physics, including in the areas of photocells, types of networks, and more powerful computers. The Maurice A. Deane School of Law itself 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 National Center for Suburban Studies conducts original research and applies scholarly insights to the areas of arts and culture, diversity, education, government and politics, recovered histories, sustainability, and social and economic justice -- all within the scope of suburban life. 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 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.

State-of-the-Art Computer Labs at Hofstra University

Hofstra houses 48 specialized computer labs with over 1,100 computers that are equipped with state-of-the-art technologies. For example, the Language Lab has over 65 workstations and specialized software that address a multitude of languages. Hammer Lab provides color printing and scanning capabilities for 10 Macs and 65 PCs, as well as a designated resume printing facility.

The Student Computing Services Technical Support Center provides walk-in technical support for hardware, software, and connectivity issues. The Calkins Learning Lab offers software classes and learning support in addition to computer use and printing. The university also houses an on-campus computer repair center.

Inspiring Faculty Members at Hofstra University

Faculty members at Hofstra University are noted scholars, successful researchers, and dedicated instructors. Several faculty members are also recipients of impressive awards and honors, including National Endowments for the Humanities, Guggenheim fellowships, and Emmy awards. Faculty members actively use small class sizes to create engaging environments that are designed to promote learning and interaction with professors and peers.

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 Hope R. Conte Endowed Memorial Scholarship for female psychology students, the Ray Horton Endowed Scholarships for doctoral students in the Literacy Studies Program, the Lazarus Endowment for the Center of Gerontology, and the Long Island Business News Endowed Scholarship for students pursuing MBA or EMBA degrees. Tuition payment plans and employer tuition reimbursement plans are available.

Graduate students also have several types of job opportunities available, including positions for students 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.

Hofstra University -- Big Opportunities from Small Classes

Founded in 1935, Hofstra University is a private university offering distinguished graduate programs in the arts and sciences, medicine, business, communication, teacher education, health, and law. Academic programs are taught by a professionally engaged and research-active faculty full of members who support, encourage, and nurture learning through the free exchange of ideas. 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.

Hofstra University is located on 240 acres in Hempstead, Long Island. Only 25 miles east of New York City, students can also take advantage of the academic, cultural, and career opportunities in the NYC metropolitan area.

Location & Contact

Hofstra University

100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
United States

Sunil Samuel

Assistant Vice President of Admissions

Phone: 516-463-4723
Fax: 516-463-4664
Email: graduateadmission@hofstra.edu

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Colleges, Departments, and Programs

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$20,610
    • Out-of-state tuition *$20,610
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students3905
    • Female Percentage60%
    • Male Percentage40%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students3905
    • Part-time Percentage25%
    • Full-time Percentage75%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / LatinoNot Reported
    • Black / African AmericanNot Reported
    • White / CaucasianNot Reported
    • American Indian / Alaskan NativeNot Reported
    • AsianNot Reported
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
    • UnknownNot Reported


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty511
    • Full-time Percentage52%
    • Part-time Percentage48%
    • Female Percentage45%
    • Male Percentage55%