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There has never been a more exciting time in media and communication. If your passion is storytelling, if your ambition is to make a mark on the world, if you are ready to learn your craft and create your own vision — then we are ready for you at the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication.

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90% Percent of Herbert School graduates who accept employment positions within six months of graduation
2.86 Average number of internships students have during their time at the Herbert School
25 Miles from Hofstra’s campus to New York City, providing year-round access to internships and networking opportunities in the media capital of the world

Hands-On From Day One

The Herbert School offers many avenues to express your creativity and learn real-world skills, beginning from day one. Student-led organizations and productions provide opportunities to create life-long connections, develop professionally, and create a portfolio of work to help launch your career.

Hofstra Chronicle
HEAT Network
The Long Island Advocate
Required Radio
Pulse Magazine

From writing sitcoms to creating podcasts, there’s a student media organization or production for everyone.

Teachers, Experts, Mentors

At the Herbert School, you will learn from internationally recognized scholars, published authors, and veteran industry professionals, including Emmy Award-winners and Fulbright Scholars. Faculty bring their extensive academic and industry knowledge to the classroom in such areas as screenwriting, editing, reporting, international public relations, nonprofit advocacy, immersive media, cinematography, photojournalism, social media, crisis and reputation management, and sports media. Professors in the Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations, and Department of Radio, Television, Film, are committed to providing Herbert School students with exceptional educational and professional learning experiences.

Pathways to Success

The Herbert School offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs designed to help you prepare for a rewarding career in the fast-paced media and communication industries.

Mastering Media

You will thrive in the Herbert School’s hands-on learning environment with access to top-tier technology.

  • WRHU
    The newly-rebuilt WRHU 88.7 FM studios are capable of creating top-tier audio, video and social media content.
  • NewsHub
    NewsHub is a state-of-the art newsroom and collaborative space.
  • Studio A
    Production studios - including Studio A, a three-story, 3,750-foot space - are outfitted with 4K/UHD broadcast cameras.
  • Post-Production
    The post production facility for film and TV includes a new editing classroom, screening room, color correction suite and foley studio.
  • Audio/Radio
    A new multimedia audio studio and control room serves as an on-air classroom that allows students to mix live music and talk shows.

At a Glance

13 Hofstra is one of only 13 private colleges and universities in the nation with undergraduate programs accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).
#2 National rank of Hofstra among LinkedIn’s 2014 analysis of best schools for media professionals, based on alumni outcomes.
31 The Department of Radio, Television, Film was among 31 schools in the United States and abroad named to Variety magazine’s 2017 list of “stellar” film programs worldwide.

Find Yourself Here

Journey beyond the classroom to Rome, Cuba, Los Angeles, and New York City through the Herbert School’s signature study away programs. Hofstra University also conducts programs in Amsterdam, Germany, Australia, Peru, Greece, Japan, France and a dozen additional international destinations.

Hofstra in LA

Hofstra in Cuba

Hofstra in Rome

Hofstra in NYC

Connections Build Careers

Hofstra University’s strong network of successful alumni provides mentorship, advice and access to exceptional learning experiences. The Herbert School’s Dean’s Advisory Board and Alumni Association Leadership Committee provide current perspectives on industry trends and challenges. Their advice and guidance concerning programs, events, student opportunities, facilities and operations helps ensure that the Herbert School continues to flourish in a rapidly changing media landscape.

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