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Lawrence Herbert School of Communication

Earn a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Journalism in Five Years

Hofstra's School of Communication offers students a streamlined, cost-effective, and focused way to earn both an undergraduate and graduate degree in less time than if each degree was pursued separately.
BA MA Five Year

Located close to New York City - the media capital of the world - the School of Communication is home to WRHU 88.7FM Radio Hofstra University (the flagship station of the New York Islanders) and is accredited by the prestigious Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).

Competitive scholarships are available.

For more information about the School of Communication and the B.A. or dual B.A./M.A. programs in journalism, contact Marc Oppenheim, associate dean for student affairs, at 516-463-5216 or email him.

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The new B.A./M.A. dual degree program in journalism offers students the opportunity to: 

  • Cultivate strong digital/multimedia skills to make them more competitive in the job market. 
  • Promote themselves and their work through a major multimedia capstone project. 
  • Attain paid graduate assistant positions on campus, including editorial jobs in the School of Communication's NewsHub working for LonglslandReport.org. 
  • Enjoy increased earning potential throughout their career, and the ability to teach at the college level.