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Study at Hofstra University

Founded in 1935, Hofstra is a private coeducational university sitting on a beautiful 240-acre campus in Hempstead, Long Island, only 25 miles east of New York City. Hofstra offers more than 140 undergraduate and 150 graduate programs covering a wide variety of subject areas. of particular interest is the University s online program offering a Master of Science (MS) online degree in Computer Science. This degree can be earned completely online without losing the resources and distinction of a great university.

Points of Distinction
  • Access to coursework 24 hours a day, completed around the student s busy schedule
  • Exact same degree as students who attend classes on Hofstra s campus
  • Degree can be completed in 18 months
  • Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS)
Course Topics

Hofstra Online offers a Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science degree which can be completed in as little as 18 months. The program offers students career-oriented coursework with a co-emphasis on theory and practice which prepares them for careers on the cutting edge of technology. The curriculum provides a solid foundation and training for practicing computational scientists, computer specialists or software engineers in business, industry or government. The highly interactive distance learning methodology is designed to challenge and engage students while retaining convenience for working professionals.

Hofstra University Online Admissions

Applications for admission to the program are accepted continuously throughout the year. There are six starts annually. Students desiring admission should fill out the online admissions form after which they will be contacted by a Hofstra enrolment advisor. Alternatively, applicants can call the school s toll-free number to contact an advisor directly.

Hofstra University Online Faculty Quality

Faculty members are both noted scholars and excellent teachers. They are successful professionals in the field of computer science and are recognized internationally, nationally, and internally for their professional achievements and scholarly work.

Hofstra University Online Student enrolment

The large majority of Hofstra s online students are working professionals who find the educational model of online study a perfect fit for their busy lifestyles. Total Hofstra enrolment (including undergraduate, graduate and law students) is in excess of 12,000 students representing 49 states and 68 countries.

Hofstra University Online Student Life

The online student experience substitutes a computer for the classroom. All course lectures will be available online and can be replayed as often as desired. All homework, class work, writing assignments and exams are completed and submitted online. A detailed course syllabus is provided to every student. One of the tremendous benefits offered by the online program is the unprecedented level of support available to all students. Students who run into difficulty can contact their course facilitator, program manager and/or other students in the program for help and support. offers online masters degree program in computer science. offered online Online graduate degree program

Profile of Hofstra University

Hofstra is found in Hempstead, NY. Hempstead is a large suburb. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at Hofstra.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Hofstra is known for its programs in media, drama and performing arts, and education and teaching.

Hofstra Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 530. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 550 and 630. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


Hofstra has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student enrolment

Students numbered 12,490 in 2007 at Hofstra.

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Hofstra values student athletics, and belongs to the Colonial Athletic Association.

Hofstra Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management761marketing, finance, business management, accounting, international business, MIS, business administration, entrepreneurship, . . .
Education and Teaching666 reading teaching, elementary school teaching, special ed, physical education teaching, social studies teaching, music teaching, health teaching, educational administration, . . .
Liberal Arts408English, history, political science, liberal arts and sciences, sociology, interdisciplinary studies, social services, Spanish language, . . .
Therapy and Counseling305 psychology, psychology courses, marriage and family therapy, organizational psychology, art therapy, counseling psychology, experimental psychology, school psychology
Media 292public relations, media and digital communications, radio and television, broadcast journalism, journalism, communication studies, mass communication, journalism courses
Law286 law, US law, legal professions, international law, legal research
Medical Support and Technology106speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology, physician assistant, health diagnostic professions, audiology
Drama and Performing Arts 57drama, dance, various performing arts
Medical Adminstration45community health, health care administration, health care facilities management
Science43biology, physics, biochemistry, chemistry, natural sciences, geology, biological and physical sciences, human genetics, . . .
Engineering33mechanical engineering, engineering science, engineering management, industrial engineering, electrical engineering, engineering
Fine Arts22fine arts, art history and criticism
Mathematics19 mathematics, applied mathematics
Religion and Philosophy19philosophy, Jewish studies, religion
Computer Science and Engineering19computer science, computer engineering, information science, computer and info science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12vocational counseling, athletic trainer, exercise science, rehabilitation
Medicine7gerontology, health professions, public health
Conservation and Resource Management0 environmental studies
office and Administration 0administrative assistant
Photography and Commercial Art0cinematography

Contact: Hofstra

Hofstra University

100 Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY 11549

General Phone: (516) 463-6600


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