Adelphi University

With more than 50 academic areas of study and hundreds of on-campus resources, Adelphi University has a well-established reputation for academic excellence. Bolster the impact of your Adelphi education by taking advantage of all that our neighboring city, New York, can offer you—so you’re even more connected to the world socially, academically and professionally.

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (28)
Medicine & Health (11)
Social Sciences (7)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (4)
Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Humanities (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)



Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi was one of the first coeducational institutions of higher education in New York State and is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 7,500 students from 38 states and 46 countries at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs around the state (New York City, the Hudson Valley and across Long Island) and online.


From its inception, Adelphi University has been responsive to student aspirations, societal needs and the changing career landscape. We have adapted our degree programs and continuing education opportunities to better meet the demands of today’s technology-driven, global, and interconnected economy and society. The ability of our graduates to successfully navigate these connections, emerge as leaders, and make contributions in their communities is the hallmark of an Adelphi education.


Student services

As the campus support system for international students, the Office of International Student Services promotes international awareness among the members of the Adelphi community and provides you with advisement on immigration regulations and procedures.

Through programs and workshops, you will become immersed in and learn about both academic and co-curricular opportunities to help ensure your success at both Adelphi and in the professional market. This office is here to help you deal with the academic and social challenges of studying in the United States, as well as provide the appropriate immigration guidance and regulatory information.

Housing services

The Office of Residential Life and Housing creates an integrated academic and co-curricular educational environment for our residents by providing programs, services and facilities that contribute to the intellectual, social and cultural development of students.

We house 1,300 students in seven clean and safe residence halls. Each residence hall is supervised by a full-time, professional residence hall director (RHD) who is committed professionally and personally to the concept of the residence hall as a center of learning. The RHD lives and works in the hall throughout the year and supervises a staff of trained graduate and undergraduate resident assistants (RAs).

Library services

The University Libraries are an invaluable resource primarily for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, but also for Friends of the Library and the broader community. Located at the Garden City campus and the Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Hudson Valley Centers, they offer an extensive range of books and other materials and services to support academic studies and enhance research.

Medical services

At the Health Services Center—located in Waldo Hall— students can receive medical attention and treatment for illness and injuries, preventative vaccinations, as well as education and information about general wellness. Adelphi student ID is required for medical services. The Health Services Center is under the direction of a nurse practitioner and staffed by nurse practitioners, registered professional nurses and emergency medical technicians.

Student Life

Campus life

Garden City, New York—the home of Adelphi’s main campus since 1929—is one of Long Island’s most historic and scenic towns. Located fewer than 20 miles from Manhattan, Garden City is a tight-knit community of just over 20,000 residents. Aptly named, the village is an oasis of bucolic beauty with fine facilities—such as excellent public schools—as well as a thriving downtown with a mixture of small shops and restaurants and national retailers. Garden City provides a safe and elegant home for Adelphi’s main campus.

Sports facilities

Adelphi University prides itself in many areas, including athletics, where 385 student-athletes and 23 intercollegiate teams continually achieve the highest successes. A proud member of the Division II community of intercollegiate programs that values the scholar-athlete, Panther Athletics competes in the prestigious Northeast-10 (NE-10) Conference. Adelphi’s athletes are national champions—with six national titles since 2001—and All-Americans. They are also standout students and citizens of their communities. Adelphi’s athletes excel not just on the court or field, but also in the classroom.

Student clubs

Campus Life is an essential component of a student’s college experience and with more than 80 diverse student clubs and organizations, we provide the means to fulfill that need. With student organizations falling into a variety of categories including academic, media, community service, cultural, greek life, religious, and special interest there is a club for everyone.

Student organizations are run by students and sponsor a variety of free and discounted trips, concerts, talent shows, parties, open-mic nights, and cultural events. In addition, they offer countless volunteer opportunities and publish the campus newspaper and yearbook.

Garden City, New York, United States