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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to complete the program?
Students normally take three courses each semester, totaling 9 semester hours. This allows students to complete the program in four semesters (Fall, Spring, Fall, Spring). Those taking online courses may progress through the program in six semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring, Summer).
When are classes offered?
Courses are offered in the evenings Monday through Thursday, beginning at 4:30pm and 6:30pm. They can also be taken online or in a hybrid format that combines both classroom study and through distance learning. Students can take advantage of courses offered throughout Hofstra's academic calendar: Fall, January, Spring, and Summer sessions.
Is there a specific bachelor's degree required to apply?
Students with a variety of previous experiences may apply to the program. There is no specific bachelor's degree needed to apply.
Do I need professional experience before enrolling in the program?
The M.S.Ed. program accepts applications from current professionals in the field as well as career changes or students entering directly from an undergraduate program.
Are there scholarships available?
There are limited scholarships available for those who apply. Applications materials are reviewed to evaluate potential success in the classroom and the field. While the deadline for admission is rolling, those interested in scholarship opportunities are encouraged to apply early for their semester of interest.
How do I apply for a graduate assistantship?
Matriculated students may apply for a wide spectrum of graduate assistant positions. Interested students should visit Hofstra's Job Opportunities site to learn more about these offerings as the list is updated throughout the year.

Please visit the Office of Graduate Admissions to view additional FAQs and learn more about the online application process.