Sep 23, 2018  
2007-2008 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2007-2008 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Bernard J. Firestone, Dean

Barbara J. Bohannon, Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs
Steven R. Costenoble, Associate Dean for Budgeting and Planning
Terry F. Godlove, Associate Dean for First-Year Programs
Kenneth A. Henwood, Associate Dean for Saturday College
Barry N. Nass, Vice Dean for New College
Gail M. Schwab, Acting Associate Dean for Curriculum and Personnel

Office: Second Floor, Heger Hall, Telephone: (516) 463-5412, Fax: (516) 463-4861, E-mail:

Graduate education in the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reflects the College’s commitment to advanced scholarship and professional training that is responsive to the diversity of human experience and constantly expanding boundaries of human knowledge.

Graduate Degrees

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences provides master’s and doctoral programs in a wide range of disciplines that afford students the opportunity for professional growth and advanced study. The college offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts, Master of Science, Doctor of Psychology, and Doctor of Philosophy. Master’s programs in ten disciplines span the arts and sciences and prepare students for advanced studies in professions such as biology, research, creative writing, secondary education, engineering management, organizational training and development, speech-language pathology, audiology, and human resource management. The M.A. programs in speech-language pathology and audiology are accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Programs are described individually under their respective departments.

The College offers four doctoral degrees, three in the Department of Psychology and one in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. Psychology: The Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology; Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association and prepares professional psychologists for work in mental health centers, hospitals, public schools, special educational facilities, university-based academic departments, and independent private practice. The Psy.D. Program in School-Community Psychology, also accredited by the American Psychological Association, prepares psychologists for service to schools and community health services. The Ph.D. in Applied Organizational Psychology trains graduates to apply basic scientific knowledge and methodology to the solution of human problems in organizations. Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences: The professional doctorate in audiology (AuD), offered in cooperation with Adelphi and St. John’s Universities, prepares practitioners to perform diagnostic, remedial, habilitative, and rehabilitative services within a wide variety of medical and educational settings, as well as in private practice.


Organization Of Departments

The College is made up of the Division of the Humanities; the Division of the Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science;  the Division of the Social Sciences and Division of New College. In addition, Military Science is under the supervision of the College.

Division of the Humanities

The Division of the Humanities has three related objectives that apply to every student who takes courses within this area: first, to improve the habits and skills of communication; second, to develop the capacities of logic, sensibility, imagination, and receptivity within the fields of experience common to all educated persons; third, to provide specialized vocational training that conforms to the preceding objectives.

Division of the Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, and Computer Science

The Division of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, and Computer Science prepares students for careers in the sciences and in engineering by fostering an understanding of science and mathematics.

Division of the Social Sciences

The Division of the Social Sciences aims to provide its students with a coherent interpretation of human behavior. Reliable social-scientific knowledge is attained by careful examination, comparison and testing of rational, communicable hypotheses. Comprehension of this process leads to the student’s own discovery and development.

Division of New College


Comparative Literature and
Computer Science   

English and Freshman
Fine Arts, Art History and

Political Science

Romance Languages and
Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences


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