New Graduate Students Get Started Here



Below you’ll find important next steps.

  1. Activate your Hofstra network account
    To activate your My Hofstra account, you will need your Hofstra ID number which you will find on your acceptance letter. Once you have an account, you can use the My Hofstra portal to pay your tuition deposit, access your Hofstra email account, view your course schedule and tuition bill, view on-campus jobs, and more.
  2. Tuition Deposit
    Log in to your newly activated Hofstra portal ( to access the Student Payment Center, Click the deposits tab, select your program from the dropdown, and pay your nonrefundable tuition deposit. All admitted students must submit their deposit prior to registering in first semester coursework, with the exception of those pursuing nonmatricuated study and postbaccalaureate certificate programs. You will receive a confirmation receipt of your tuition deposit once it is processed.
    *Before you can proceed with the steps below, you must have a confirmation receipt of your tuition deposit.
  3. Advisement and registration
    Contact the Office of Graduate Admission (516-463-4723) to connect with your academic advisor and schedule a registration appointment.
  4. Complete your Student Medical Record
    You will need to supply documentation of required vaccinations. In addition, New York state requires that you acknowledge receipt of the meningitis information. To access this information, log into your MyHofstra portal account and click on the Medicat Icon located in your apps (represented by the waffle icon on the top right portion of your screen).
  5. Graduate Student Housing
    View amenities and next steps to secure on campus housing.
  6. Campus Access and Security Systems
    Activate your mobile credential, a digital ID that is a simple and fast way to access buildings and spaces on campus, meal plans, and more right from your iPhone, Apple Watch, or Android device.
  7. Parking Permits
    Click here to register your vehicle. After logging in to the Hofstra portal, you will be brought directly to the parking permit form. You will be asked to complete a series of questions related to the vehicle you intend to register for this academic year and, upon submission, will be able to download the parking permit. If you are submitting the information via a method that does not have access to a printer, when you are ready to print the permit, you can access the permit by clicking the parking permits icon in the MyApps section of the portal.
  8. Office of Graduate Admission
    Contact the Office of Graduate Admission with any questions or concerns.

The following programs require a $200 tuition deposit:

  • Bilingual Education, MA/Adv. Cert.
  • Business Education, MSEd
  • Childhood Special Education (Grades 1-6), Adv. Cert.
  • Dual Certificate Program in Early Childhood Ed (Birth-Grade 2) and Child Ed (Grades 1-6), MSEd
  • Early Childhood Education, MA/MSEd
  • Early Childhood Special Education (B-2nd Grade), MSEd/Adv. Cert.
  • Educational Leadership, Adv. Cert.
  • Elementary Education, MSEd
  • Elementary Education: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), MA
  • Elementary School STEM Specialist, Adv. Cert.
  • English Education, MSEd
  • Family and Consumer Sciences, MSEd
  • Fine Arts and Music Education, Adv. Cert.
  • Fine Arts Education, MSEd
  • Foreign Language Education, MSEd
  • Gifted Education, Adv. Cert.
  • Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-Grade 2), MSEd
  • Inclusive Elementary Special Education (Grades 1-6), MSEd
  • Inclusive Secondary Special Education, MSEd
  • Mathematics Education with STEM Integration, MSEd
  • Mathematics Education, MA
  • Middle Childhood Extension (Grades 5-6), Adv. Cert.
  • Middle Childhood Extension (Grades 7-9), Adv. Cert.
  • Music Education, MA/MSEd
  • Physical Education, MS
  • School District Business Leader, Adv. Cert.
  • Science Education, MA/MSEd
  • Secondary Education, Adv. Cert.
  • Secondary Special Education Generalist, MSEd
  • Social Studies Education, MA/MSEd
  • Special Education Early Childhood Intervention (Birth-Grade 2), MSEd
  • Special Education, MSEd
  • Students With Disabilities 7-12 Generalist With Extensions in Secondary Education, MSEd
  • Teacher of Students with Speech-Language Disabilities, Adv. cert.
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL), MSEd/Adv. Cert.
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) With Specialization in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), MA
  • Teaching Students With Severe or Multiple Disabilities, Adv. Cert.
  • Technology for Learning, MA
  • Work Based Learning Extension, Adv. Cert.

Programs below do not require a tuition deposit:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis, Adv. Cert.
  • Curriculum Studies, MSEd
  • Educational and Policy Leadership, EdD
  • Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (K-12), MSEd
  • Educational Technology, Adv. Cert.
  • Health Professions Pedagogy and Leadership, MS
  • Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies, MSEd
  • Languages Other Than English (LOTE) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), MA
  • Literacy Studies, Birth-Grade 6 or Grades 5-12 (Non-Certification), MA
  • Literacy Studies, Doctoral Programs (EdD and PhD)
  • Pedagogy for Health Professionals, Adv. Cert.
  • Special Education Assessment and Diagnosis, Adv. Cert.
  • Special Education, Adv. Cert.
  • Special Education: International Perspectives (non certification), MSEd

The following program requires a $500 tuition deposit:

  • Learning and Teaching, EdD


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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.