Hofstra University

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)

Areas of Study

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.


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 enrollment advisor. Alternatively, applicants can call the school's toll-free number to contact an advisor directly.


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.

Student Body

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 enrollment (including undergraduate, graduate and law students) is in excess of 12,000 students representing 49 states and 68 countries.

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
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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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