328
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Hofstra University / College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is located in Hempstead, NY, in a suburban setting.

Departments & Programs

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Psychology (Psy D)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 103
Doctoral Degrees 25
Other Advanced Degrees 10

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Varies
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Internship, capstone, minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral defense, internship

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

430
Applied
239
Accepted
103
Enrolled
56%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Letters of recommendation, interview, resume, professional experience, bachelor's degree in related area, writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Letters of recommendation, interview, essay
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

328
Total Graduate Students
18%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
81%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.11%
Black or African American 6.1%
White or Caucasian 62%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 6.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.3%
Two or more races 1.22%
Unknown 2.74%

Gender

Male (34%)
Female (65%)

Faculty

112
Total faculty
Full-time (60)
Part-time (52)
Male (62)
Female (50)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Creative activity in art, design, music, drama and dance; analyzing philosophical and literary texts; analyzing data and texts reflecting social, political, economic, and cultural matters in the U.S. and around the world; conducting research in the natural sciences and mathematics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
333,839

Location & Contact

Address 100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY  11549
United States
Contact Dr. Benjamin Rifkin
Dean
Email: benjamin.rifkin@hofstra.edu
Phone: 516-463-5411
Fax: 516-463-4861