Hofstra University and Adelphi University have launched a streamlined partnership to expand student success.

Under this “Adelphi to Hofstra Pathway” partnership, Adelphi students with a BA in Fine Arts, a BFA in Fine Arts or a BA in Psychology can now smoothly transition to continue their graduate studies at Hofstra in the MA in Creative Arts Therapy Counseling program.

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Fine Arts or Psychology majors at Adelphi can pursue a Creative Arts Therapy Counseling master’s at Hofstra.

Eligible Master’s Program: Creative Arts Therapy Counseling


This partnership with Hofstra guarantees Adelphi students the following:

  1. guaranteed admission upon completion of prerequisite classes and maintenance of minimum grade point averages
  2. waiver of several master’s courses, satisfied by designated undergraduate courses
  3. reduced time and cost to earn a graduate degree
  4. automatic consideration for Hofstra graduate scholarship opportunities


Undergraduate students at Adelphi eligible for Hofstra’s MA in Creative Arts Therapy Counseling program must, under this partnership, choose to major In one of the following undergraduate disciplines at Adelphi:

Information for Applicants

  • Students who wish to be considered for this program must apply before they have less than 24 credits left to complete their degrees, but no later than December 1 of the year preceding the year they seek to enroll at Hofstra. Applicants must have obtained a GPA of at least 3.0 or higher. Those with a lower GPA will be reviewed by the appropriate Adelphi administrator on a case-by-case basis.
  • Besides applying before they have less than 24 credits left to complete their bachelor’s degrees, they also must have completed or have the following courses in progress:

Prerequisites (30 credits)

  • PIA 101 General Psychology (3 credits)
  • PIA 114 Lifespan Development for non-majors (3 credits) or PIA 115 Lifespan Development Psychology (3 credits)
  • PIA 283 Psychopathology (3 credits)
  • PIA 286 Theories of Personality (3 credits)
  • Fine Arts, including a selection of 2D and 3D courses (18 credits)
    Example courses, but not limited to:

    • ART 101 Fundamentals of 2D Design (3 credits)
    • ART Drawing I (3 credits)
    • ART Printmaking I (3 credits)
    • ART Painting I (3 credits)
    • ART  Introduction to Photography (3 credits)
    • ART 3D Design (3 credits)

* Optional application of graduate credits to the Hofstra program:
Adelphi students who complete MPS 627 Clinical Interventions Workshop (3 credits) and two graduate Fine Arts courses (for a total of 6 credits), all receiving a grade of C+ or better, will have a total of 9 credits applied to the Hofstra program, if accepted to the program.

Eligible graduate Fine Arts courses, but not limited to:

  • ART 765 Color, Media and Material (3 credits)
  • ART 793 Major Creative Project (3 credits)
  • ART 771 Painting Studio (3 credits)
  • ART 773 Sculpture Studio (3 credits)

Application Requirements

A complete application for admission into the Hofstra program shall include:

  • official college transcript
  • personal statement
  • a portfolio of approximately eight pieces
  • an interview
  • any other information required  by the director of the Hofstra program, as requested in writing
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