Program Details

Program Details

Cost of Attendance

Per credit hour: $1,454

Total tuition*:

  • Online Master of Arts in Health Law and Policy (30 credits): $43,620
  • Online Master of Laws in Health Law and Policy (25 credits): $36,350
  • Online Master of Arts in American Legal Studies (30 credits): $43,620
  • Online Master of Laws in American Law (24 credits): $34,896

Application fee: $24.00 on GradCAS
Travel/Residency: None

Admissions Requirements

  • Online Master of Arts programs:
    Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Online Master of Laws (LL.M.) programs:
    J.D. or a bachelor of laws degree LL.B.
  • Online application
  • No GRE/GMAT required
  • Resume
  • Professional statement
  • Official academic transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Two letters of recommendation

International Applicants
Candidates who have received their academic legal training from an institution outside the United States will need to either (1) register with the LL.M. Credential Assembly Service or (2) submit official law school transcripts and TOEFL reports directly to the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. Candidates who choose not to register with LSAC’s LL.M. Credential Assembly Service will need to make arrangements for one set of original transcripts printed in the school’s native language and one set printed in English to be sent to and evaluated by the World Education Services credential evaluation service, Applicants whose academic legal training was in a language other than English are required to present a recent score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) from the Educational Testing Service (ETS, or Hofstra Law’s institution code is 2295. Our Admission Committee looks for students who have achieved an Internet-based-TOEFL (IBT) score of 100 or higher, paper-based TOEFL score of 600 or higher or computerized TOEFL score of 250 or higher. If you believe your English proficiency qualifies for a waiver from these examinations, please write to with an explanation.

International students with a foreign law degree seeking to sit for a U.S. state bar exam should speak with their state bar association to determine the eligibility requirements.

International transcripts require a credential evaluation. All original documents that are not in English require a certified English translation.


Academic Calendar and Deadlines

For the Hofstra University Academic Calendar, please click here.

*Tuition is subject to change.