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Hofstra University


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VOLUME 73, NUMBER 2, July 2012

Published twice a year, in April  and May
by Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York 11549-1000.
Periodicals (USPS 247-040) postage paid at Hempstead, New York.
Postmaster: Send address changes to:
Dean of Graduate Admissions
126 Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York 11549-1260

Graduate Study at Hofstra University

Founded in 1935 as Long Island’s first coeducational college, Hofstra has evolved into a major independent university. Hofstra today offers distinguished graduate programs in education, business, communication, health, law, and the arts and sciences.

Graduate study at Hofstra University is characterized by both its broad intellectual reach and its scholarly and scientific depth. Hofstra graduate students are educated by and work closely with a distinguished, nationally recognized faculty who are highly respected in their chosen fields. Both our faculty and students seek a learning environment and experiences that connect scholarship in the academy and work in the profession. A Hofstra graduate education will provide you with the foundation you need to reach your highest personal and professional aspirations.

In all its graduate programs, Hofstra University:

  • welcomes students to a select and congenial community of scholars, faculty and professionals who value both teaching and scholarship.
  • promotes and facilitates the pursuit of lifelong education in traditional and nontraditional arenas.
  • encourages scholarship, research and professional training in and across disciplines, fostering sound, and creative thinking.

Graduate school should be intellectually exhilarating and challenging. At Hofstra you will find a field that fascinates you and a profession that you will want to pursue with lifelong passion and commitment. Look through these pages carefully, explore the variety of programs we offer, and come visit us. We invite you to spend time on our campus, meet with directors of our graduate programs, talk to some of our students, visit a class and feel the excitement of Hofstra University for yourself. We are an extraordinary community.

Statement of Mission and Goals
Hofstra University is a private institution whose primary mission is to provide a quality education to its students in an environment that encourages, nurtures, and supports learning through the free and open exchange of ideas, for the betterment of humankind. Hofstra University is fully committed to academic freedom and to the transmission, advancement, and preservation of knowledge for its own academic community and for the community at large. Hofstra University offers undergraduate and graduate programs taught by a research-active and professionally engaged faculty. Academic excellence guides everything the University undertakes.

  • Hofstra University’s undergraduate education provides a firm foundation in the liberal arts and sciences designed to encourage intellectual curiosity. This broadly based education develops students’ analytical and critical thinking, strengthens their communication skills (oral and written), promotes cross-cultural competencies and provides information literacy and technological skills that prepare students to become lifelong learners.
  • Hofstra University is dedicated to the preprofessional, professional, master’s and doctoral programs that support a wide range of career aspirations.
  • Hofstra University is devoted to recruiting and retaining a highly qualified and diverse academic community of students, faculty, staff and administrators respectful of the contributions and dignity of each of its members.
  • Hofstra University’s faculty is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarly research and service. The University emphasizes and supports the creation and synthesis of knowledge as well as its dissemination. We believe the best education for students is one informed by their teachers’ scholarly pursuits.
  • Hofstra University is committed to providing the informational and technological resources required for learning and the advancement of knowledge.
  • Hofstra University strives to cultivate students’ social and ethical responsibility, aesthetic sensibility, creativity, and emotional and physical well-being.
  • Hofstra University offers educational, cocurricular and cultural programs and activities that foster an awareness of local, national and global issues, encouraging students to be active citizens and contributors to their local, national and global communities.
  • Hofstra University recognizes its important role in our local community and in participating in a broader national and international dialogue. We offer programs and seek opportunities that mutually benefit the Hofstra community and those beyond our campus.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Hofstra University is committed to extending equal opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status (characteristics collectively referred to as “Protected Characteristic(s)”) in employment and in the conduct and operation of Hofstra University’s educational programs and activities, including admissions, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. This statement of nondiscrimination is in compliance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, the Age Discrimination Act and other applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to nondiscrimination (“Equal Opportunity Laws”). The Equal Rights and Opportunity Officer is the University’s official responsible for coordinating its overall adherence to Equal Opportunity Laws.

Contacts and Resources:

For questions or concerns regarding Equal Opportunity Laws or other aspects of Hofstra’s Nondiscrimination Policy Equal Rights and Opportunity Officer

EROO@hofstra.edu, 516-463-7310, Office of Legal Affairs and General Counsel, 101 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549.

Harassment Advisor
Director of Human Resources, 516-463-6859, HumanResources@hofstra.edu, 205 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549
Procedures for resolving complaints of discrimination or harassment based on any Protected Characteristic Hofstra University Harassment Policy
For questions or concerns regarding the University’s student-related efforts to comply with and carry out responsibilities under Title IX (nondiscrimination on the basis of sex) Student Sexual Misconduct Compliance Officer
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 516-463-6815, 200F Phillips Hall, Hempstead, NY 11549
Procedures for resolving complaints against students of sexual violence, harassment, or discrimination based on any Protected Characteristic Student Conduct Process
Student Sexual Misconduct Policy
Disability-Related Issues For students:
Director of Services for Students with Disabilities, 516-463-7075, SSD@hofstra.edu, 212 Memorial Hall, Hempstead, NY 11549

For employees:
Director of Human Resources, 516-463-6859, HumanResources@hofstra.edu, 205 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549

Procedure for resolving disability discrimination complaints:
Hofstra University Harassment Policy


Campus Crime Reporting and Fire Safety Statistics

In compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and other federal law, detailed information on campus security and fire safety is available by accessing the Hofstra Web site or by contacting the Advisory Committee on Campus Safety. Crime statistics are also available at the U.S. Department of Education Web site. The Advisory Committee on Campus Safety will provide upon request all campus crime and fire safety statistics as reported to the U.S. Department of Education. For additional information, please call the Department of Public Safety at (516) 463-6606.


This online Bulletin is maintained by the Hofstra University Bulletin Office. Information which appears in this Bulletin is subject to change at the discretion of the administration. Notice of all such changes will be on record in the Office of Academic Records.

Jacklyn T. Blaney, B.A., University Bulletin Editor