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HCLAS Graduate Programs

These graduate programs and courses are offered by the Long Island, New York campus of Hofstra University.

See HCLAS Graduate Program Requirements

Graduate ProgramsDegrees Offered
Applied Linguistics (TESOL)
MA
Applied Organizational Psychology
PhD
Bilingualism MA
Biology
MS, MA
Clinical Psychology
PhD
Creative Writing MFA
Education MA, MSEd, PhD, EdD, Adv. Cert.
Industrial/Organizational Psychology MA
Linguistics: Forensic Linguistics MA
Medical Physics MS
Postdoctoral Respecialization in Clinical and/or School Psychology PhD/PsyD
School-Community Psychology
PsyD
Sustainability MA
Urban Ecology MA

Common Requirements

The programs are described individually in the major area. All candidates for the Master of Arts or the Master of Science degree, regardless of their field of specialization, must complete the following requirements:

  1. At least 24 semester hours, including the master's essay, must be completed at Hofstra University. (Refer to the departmental programs for exceptions to this requirement.)
  2. All credits must be taken in courses numbered 200 and above.
  3. In some degree programs, the candidate must demonstrate competence to the satisfaction of the major department in a tool area such as foreign language or statistics. Competence must be shown by passing an examination. Arrangements for the examination are made through the individual departments.
  4. The candidate for the degree of Master of Arts or Master of Science may be required to write a master's essay or thesis on a subject relating to the field of specialization during enrollment in courses numbered 301-302 in the major department, or, while maintaining matriculation, upon completion of these courses. For the Master of Arts or the Master of Science, each semester of courses 301-302 carries three semester hours of credit toward the total semester hour requirement for the degree. The normal tuition rate applies to these courses. Exceptions to the above requirements, unless specified in the Bulletin, require official approval on an official waiver form. See complete graduate information, page 73 of the University Bulletin.

All of the material presented here was prepared with the best information we had available at the time the site was developed. It is provided for informational purposes only and is subject to change. For definitive information and official requirements, consult the Hofstra University Bulletin.