Hofstra University

Distance Learning

Earn your degree online.

An online program that works for you

At Hofstra University, you can earn part of your degree or certificate online in the hours and locations that work best for you – without settling for anything less than the resources and distinction of a great university.

Hofstra University offers online learning components in over 1,700 on-campus courses throughout the academic year in most disciplines and majors.

As a Hofstra University Distance Learning student, you'll:

  • Learn from world-class faculty
  • Join a respected alumni network of over 141,000 students worldwide
  • Engage in simulations, discussions, and multimedia presentations
  • Gain the knowledge and credentials you need to achieve your goals

Distance Learning Programs

The following fully online programs are available:

Take a Course Online

Current Hofstra students may register for distance learning class via the Hofstra Portal at my.hofstra.edu. Students who are not current Hofstra students are eligible to take a distance learning class provided you submit a completed Visiting Student Application [PDF] to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

For more information about Distance Learning at Hofstra, please contact the appropriate office:

For Current Hofstra Students

Contact your Advisement Dean via email or 516-463-6770 or 516-463-7222. You may also contact your Faculty Advisor.

For Prospective Graduate Students

Contact the Hofstra Office of Graduate Admissions via email or 516-463-4723.

See Refund Policy for online students residing in Maryland only

Tuition Refund Schedule for Online Students Residing in Maryland Only:

Proportion of Total Course, Program, or Term Completed as of Date of Withdrawal or Termination

Tuition Refund

Less than 10%

90% refund

10% up to but not including 20%

80% refund

20% up to but not including 30%

60% refund

30% up to but not including 40%

40% refund

40% up to but not including 60%

20% refund

More than 60%

No refund

Student Complaint Procedures for Online Students Residing in Maryland Only:
Student complaints of the institution are subject to investigation by the Office of the Attorney General or the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Complaints should be directed to: Maryland Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division, 200 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21202, 410-528-8662/888/743/0823 (toll free).