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Transform your career with a graduate degree from Hofstra University. Choose from programs covering some of the fastest growing fields in healthcare, business, education, technology, engineering, and the humanities. Study part time, full time, online, or on campus. Our flexible degree options mean minimum disruption to your work and family commitments.

Degree Programs

From master's and doctoral degrees to advanced certificates and professional diplomas, Hofstra offers more than 175 graduate programs. Admission requirements, deadlines and plans of study vary by program. Click the links to your right to find your program and review what's required to apply. Learn more about our online application process below.

Non-Degree Study

As a nonmatriculated (non-degree seeking) student at Hofstra, you can take courses to expand your knowledge about a topic or prepare for future graduate studies. Learn more about non-degree study at Hofstra.

Dual-Degree Admission

Hofstra's dual degree programs allow you to earn both an undergraduate and graduate degree in less time than if each degree was pursued separately. This could save you the cost of one or more semesters of tuition. Be sure to consult the Hofstra University Bulletin for complete program descriptions and admission requirements. Eligible Hofstra undergraduates can start taking courses toward a master's degree during junior or senior year and receive dual course credit for both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Students in Class

Start Your Graduate Application

Apply for graduate and postbaccalaureate studies at Hofstra University by clicking on the category below that corresponds to your intended field of study. The Graduate Application serves most areas of study and is also appropriate for those seeking readmission to the university (prior graduate students who have withdrawn from a program and are looking to re-enter). If you have questions at any point, please call 516-463-4723, or email our graduate admission team at

*COVID-19 IMPACT ON REQUIRED TESTS: Given the ongoing challenges for students to access physical and virtual standardized testing options and other considerations, some graduate programs at Hofstra University have suspended the test requirement for admission to the upcoming semester. Please contact your graduate admission liaison for more information regarding the requirements for your program of interest.

Arts & STEM
Apply for graduate program study. Apply for nonmatriculated (non-degree) study.

Including Graduate Arts & STEM Programs in:

  • Accounting
  • Advanced & Continuing Studies
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science
  • Engineering
  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Premedical Postbaccalaureate Certificate Program in Natural Science
  • Sustainability
  • Urban Ecology

*Please note that the Premedical Postbaccalaureate Certificate Program in Natural Science is reserved for matriculated students only. View additional information about nonmatriculated study.

Apply for law program study.

Psychology & Counseling

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Be You @Hofstra

Through your graduate studies at Hofstra, you'll have countless opportunities to be your best self. From being surrounded by faculty, staff, and peers who care to having access to the resources you need to succeed, you'll gain an advantage -- in your career and in life -- at Hofstra.