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Health & Medicine Profile

Pride and Purpose

At Hofstra University students live, work, and study on a beautiful, state-of-the-art campus that’s only 25 miles east of Manhattan. Our 244-acre suburban campus is lush, green, and spacious, with ivy-covered buildings and cutting-edge facilities, just minutes from all the adventure and opportunity New York City has to offer.

Best of both worlds
With the top-notch resources and wide-ranging programs of a large university and the sense of community and personal attention of a small college, Hofstra is a great place for students who are looking for a traditional campus experience without sacrificing the networking opportunities, internship experiences, and cultural offerings of a bustling metropolis.

Our hardworking, motivated students are taught by Guggenheim Fellows and Fulbright Scholars; Emmy Award recipients; prize-winning scientists; leaders in business, education, and the health sciences; and knowledgeable and insightful thinkers. Our 1,161 faculty members (of whom 498 are full time) are leading educators and experts dedicated to providing the foundation and tools you need to succeed. And 92% of our full-time faculty hold the highest degree attainable in their field.
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Since its founding in 1935, Hofstra has evolved into an internationally renowned university that continues to achieve recognition as an institution of academic excellence. Hofstra has 24 academic accreditations and 27 total accreditations, including consistent recognition on the Best College lists of U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Fiske Guide to Colleges, Washington Monthly, and Forbes magazine.

Hofstra has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for eight consecutive years (2008–2015) and is the only university to host three consecutive US presidential debates (2008, 2012, and 2016).

Health programs—one meant just for you
Hofstra’s Academic Health Sciences Center comprises the School of Health Professions and Human Services (HPHS), Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University, and Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University.

HPHS offers master’s, advanced certificates, professional diplomas, and doctoral programs in areas such as Counseling and Therapy, Health Administration, Public Health, Sports Science, Occupational Therapy, and Speech and Audiology.

The Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine offers a fully integrated MD curriculum that allows students to apply medical science to the care of patients from the beginning of their medical education and throughout their educational program. The school’s MD/PhD program enables students to complete the MD curriculum and earn a PhD in the molecular basis of medicine. Students may also pursue a PhD in the molecular basis of medicine or consider the Hofstra 4+4 Program: BS-BA/MD, which is open only to high-achieving high school students who apply to Hofstra as first-time full-time freshmen.

The Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies offers a Master of Science (MS) with a major in Nursing program with tracks in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner, as well as dual-degree (bachelor’s/master’s) and master’s programs in Physician Assistant Studies.

Additionally, the School of Education offers BS and MS programs in Health Education and Physical Education, as well as a dual-degree (BS/MS) program and dual certification in Health and Physical Education.

Find out more
Your Hofstra education is supported by practical experiences with real-world equipment, resources, and internship opportunities—a combination that will prepare you for success as a career-ready professional.

Discover all that Hofstra has to offer at hofstra.edu/about.