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Hofstra University

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Hempstead , NY

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Hofstra University

Overview

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

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

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 95
Doctoral Degrees 33
Other Advanced Degrees 9

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
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

456
Applied
231
Accepted
118
Enrolled
51%

Applying

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
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

320
Total Graduate Students
8%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.5%
Black or African American 4.69%
White or Caucasian 64%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.63%
Asian 5.31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0.63%
Unknown 3.44%

Gender

Male (31%)
Female (68%)

Faculty

113
Total faculty
Full-time - 68
Part-time - 45
Male (66)
Female (47)

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; cognitive behavioral therapy.
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
598,927

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

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