Jul 16, 2018  
2008-2009 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2008-2009 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Hofstra at a Glance


Hempstead, Long Island, 25 miles east of New York City. Telephone: (516) 463-6600.


Long Island Rail Road stops less than 2 miles from campus: J.F. Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports within 30 minutes.

Founding Date



Stuart Rabinowitz, J.D.


A private, nonsectarian, coeducational university.

The Hofstra Campus

With 112 buildings and 240 acres, Hofstra is a member of the American Garden Association.


Hofstra is 100 percent program accessible to persons with disabilities.

Colleges and Schools

Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Frank G. Zarb School of Business, School of Communication, School of Education and Allied Human Services, New College of Hofstra, School of Law, School for University Studies, Honors College, and Center for Continuing Education and Professional Advancement.


There are 1,193 faculty members of whom 544 are full-time. Ninety percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.

Student Body

Full-time undergraduate enrollment of 7,718. Total University enrollment, including part-time undergraduate, graduate and School of Law, is about 12,600. Male-female ratio is 44 to 56.


The students on main campus come from 51 states and territories and 65 countries.
Students (including undergraduate, graduate and law) come from 54 states and territories and 68 countries.

Academic Level of Undergraduate Student Body

Hofstra is a selective institution seeking to enroll those students who demonstrate the academic ability, intellectual curiosity, and motivation to succeed and contribute to the campus community. Hofstra enrolled almost 2,400 new students of whom 1,735 are first-time undergraduates in 2007-2008.


Bachelor’s degrees offered in about 145 undergraduate programs of study. Graduate degrees offered, including Ph.D., Ed.D., Psy.D., Au.D. and J.D., advanced certificates and professional diplomas in about 155 graduate programs of study.

Undergraduate Degrees

Bachelor of Arts in fields such as comparative literature, fine arts, communications, education, natural sciences, mathematics, computer science, engineering and social sciences, with courses offered to provide a pre-professional and professional background in law, medicine, health, or education; Bachelor of Fine Arts with specialization in theater arts; Bachelor of Business Administration with specializations such as accounting, finance, legal studies in business, international business, entrepreneurship, information technology, management, and marketing; Bachelor of Engineering with specializations in engineering sciences; Bachelor of Science in scientific-technical programs and programs such as business economics, fine arts, mathematics, computers, music, communications, athletic training, exercise specialist, health education, and physician assistant; Bachelor of Science in Education with specializations such as fine arts, music, and physical education. Combined degree programs offered are the B.A./J.D. and the B.B.A./M.S. Concentrations and co-majors are offered under many of the degree programs.

Graduate Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy in clinical psychology, applied organizational psychology and in literacy studies; Doctor of Education in educational and policy leadership, learning and teaching, and in literacy studies; Doctor of Psychology in school-community Psychology; Doctor of Audiology; Juris Doctor; Master of Laws in international law, real estate law, family law, and American legal studies; Professional and Advanced Study Diplomas and Certificates; Master of Arts in areas such as comparative arts and culture, social sciences, education, psychology, mathematics, and communication; Master of Fine Art; Master of Health Administration; Master of Business Administration, with specializations such as accounting, marketing, management, sports & entertainment management, taxation, international business, information technology, health services management, quality management, and finance, plus a Juris Doctor/M.B.A. degree program; Executive Master of Business Administration Program; Master of Science with programs such as business, computer science, natural sciences, engineering management, mathematics, and marketing research; Master of Science in Education with specializations such as English, mathematics, sciences, foreign languages, business, counseling, literacy studies, leadership and policy studies, and special education; Postdoctoral re-specialization in clinical and/or school psychology. Concentrations and co-majors are offered under many of the degree programs.


19 Academic, 21 total accreditations including:

  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA): Law School
  • AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business: All Business and Accounting programs, with a special accreditation in Accounting
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE): Education programs
  • National Association of School Psychologist (NASP): Doctoral programs in School Psychology
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC): Undergraduate Journalism Programs
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET): Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science
  • American Art Therapy Association (AATA): MA in Creative Arts Therapy
  • American Chemical Society (ACS): Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • American Psychological Association (APA): Psy.D. in School-Community Psychology and Ph.D. in Clinical/School Psychology
  • Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA): M.A. programs in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Council on Rehabilitation Education, Inc (CORE): M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA): Physician Assistant Program
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE): B.S. in Athletic Training Program
  • American Association of Museums (AAM): Lowe Gallery/Museum
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (NAEYC): Child Care Institute


Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa - one of only 276 institutions nationwide.

Class Size

Average undergraduate class size is 22 students. Student-faculty ratio is 14 to 1.


More than 100,000.


The Hofstra libraries contain 1.2 million print volumes and provide 24/7 electronic access to more than 50,000 journals and electronic books.


The Hofstra University Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums. The Museum coordinates about 10 exhibitions annually, and also offers an extensive collection of outdoor sculpture, with more than 60 pieces.

January and Summer Sessions

Hofstra offers a January session and three summer sessions between May and August.

Residence Halls

Hofstra has 37 residence halls housing about 4,200 students. The University offers a variety of options in campus living, including both single and group accommodations, in traditional room, suite or apartment settings.


Hofstra offers a choice of 18 eateries on campus.

Cultural Events

More than 500 per year.


Hofstra has six theaters.

Sports Clubs and Organizations

More than 150 student clubs and organizations of which there are about 30 local and national fraternities and sororities.

Varsity Athletics

18 varsity sports, 9 for men and 9 for women; Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and wrestling. Women’s sports include basketball, cross-country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. The football program competes at the NCAA Division I level in the Atlantic 10 Football Conference. All other sports compete at the NCAA Division I level in the Colonial Athletic Association.