MS, Cardiovascular Sciences and Perfusion Medicine

MS, Cardiovascular Sciences and Perfusion Medicine FAQ

  1. How long is the program?
    It is a full-time 21-month program, a total of 62 credits. For more information regarding the curriculum visit the Cardiovascular Sciences and Perfusion Medicine, MS program page.
  2. What is the deadline?
    The preferred deadline is January 31st. All applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  3. How many students are accepted?
    The program accepts 10 students each year.
  4. Is there an on-campus interview?
    Yes, interviews are required for acceptance. Applicants will be contacted directly should they be eligible for an interview. Interviews take place in March.
  5. Is the GRE required?
    No, the GRE is not required.
  6. Where can I apply?
    Application process is entirely online through the Hofstra Graduate Application, available at Hofstra.edu/gradapply. All required documents, including transcripts are uploaded to the application system.
  7. How do I submit my transcripts?
    Unofficial transcripts from each school you attended may be submitted electronically through the application portal. Please note: all unofficial transcripts must include your full name and the name of the institution.
  8. Do you have to work in the medical field prior to applying?
    Medical experience is not required; however, it is recommended. Applicants must have submitted an observation form noting their observation of a cardiopulmonary bypass cardiac procedure.
  9. Where can I find the observation form?
    The observation form may be found in the application portal- you may access the PDF here.
  10. Do all my prerequisite classes need to be completed to apply for the program?
    Prerequisite courses must be completed by the preferred deadline.
  11. Is this program open to international students?
    Yes, applicants must submit TOEFL (minimum 80) or IELTS (minimum 6.5) scores. Applicants must submit transcripts translated to English or an evaluation.
  12. Do students need to take a lab for the physics course?
    No, a lab is not required.