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Admission Requirements

  • 5 Year Dual Degree Program in Management (B.B.A.) and Business Education (M.S.Ed.)

    5 Year Dual Degree Program in Management (B.B.A.)and Business Education (M.S.Ed.)

    Two methods:

    1. Direct admission to the dual-degree program (B.B.A. and M.S.Ed.)
      • Students entering Hofstra as incoming freshmen may apply for direct admission to the dual-degree program. Applicants must have a combined SAT score of 1220 (or an ACT score of 27) and an overall high school GPA of 3.5 (or be in the top 15 percent of their high school graduating class) in order to be considered for admission. Students admitted directly to this program as incoming freshmen will be admitted automatically to the M.S.Ed. program at the end of their junior year provided that they attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 at the time of application to the M.S.Ed. program or upon completion of 88 semester hours of course work toward their B.B.A. program, whichever is latest.
    2. Admission to the dual-degree program for current Hofstra students (B.B.A. and M.S.Ed.)
      • Qualified Hofstra students majoring in Business Administration with a Management major can apply for admission to the dual-degree program in B.B.A. and M.S.Ed. prior to completing successfully 88 semester hours of undergraduate work. In order to qualify for admission to the dual-degree program, a student must attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 at the time of application. Students admitted to this program should note that admission to the M.S. Ed. portion requires the fulfillment of the following requirements:
        • achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.75 at the time of application to the M.S.Ed. program or upon completion of 88 semester hours of course work toward their B.B.A. degree, whichever is latest.
        • fulfillment of all the undergraduate degree requirements with the exception of the semester hour and major requirements; and
        • successful completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours of undergraduate course work in residence at Hofstra.

    Undergraduate students must apply and be accepted into the M.S.Ed. program before being allowed to take graduate courses as part of their undergraduate program.

    To apply to this program, please visit Hofstra's Office of Undergraduate Admission.

  • M.S. Ed in Business Education

    M.S. Ed in Business Education

    Applications for admission to a Master of Science in Education program are made to the Graduate Admissions Office. Admission is based on a comprehensive review of multiple criteria, including the following:

    1. A completed application form to the master’s program.
    2. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 in each of two categories:
      1. Overall undergraduate course work,
      2. Course work in the content area in which certification will be sought,
    3. Completion of General Education Core prerequisites for teacher education programs.
    4. A written personal statement of professional intent and rationale.
    5. Two letters of reference that address the applicant’s potential to succeed in the teaching profession and in graduate course work.
    6. A Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree 

    The department understands that any single criterion may not reliably predict a candidate’s potential for success in a graduate program. Consequently, candidates may wish to apply if they do not meet one of the criteria but feel that other aspects of their experience may compensate.

    To apply to this program, please visit Hofstra's Office of Graduate Admissions.

  • Advanced Certificate in Secondary Education

    Advanced Certificate in Secondary Education

    Application for admission to the certificate program in secondary education is made to the Office of Graduate Admission. Students who have not met the full admission requirements may be advised to complete prerequisite courses under a planned program before the certificate is granted.
    Admission is based on a comprehensive review of multiple criteria, including the following:

    • A completed application form to the program.
    • A bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree (or its equivalent) in the content area (or related content area)in which certification will be sought.
    • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 in each of two categories:
      • undergraduate liberal arts course work,
      • course work in the area(s) in which certification is sought. Applicants with GPAs between 2.50 and 2.75 may be accepted provisionally, subject to special conditions.
    • A written personal statement of professional intent and rationale.
    • Two letters of reference that address the applicant’s potential to succeed in the teaching profession and in graduate course work.
    • An interview and/or portfolio are required for some content areas.

    To apply to this program, please visit Hofstra's Office of Graduate Admissions.