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Submitting an Application

It is recommended that an Application for Admission to the program be submitted at least one month prior to the start of classes. All applications and requested materials (i.e., application, transcripts, letters of recommendation, fast track stipulation form) should be submitted to the LIU Brentwood Admissions Office.

To apply for admission please follow these steps:

1. Long Island University Online Application for Admission

Applicants to the M.S. in Criminal Justice program must complete the Online Application for Admission. The application can be obtained by clicking on the above link or selecting the Apply Now button in the upper right-hand corner of this page. A print version of the Application for Admissions can be downloaded from our website. You can also request that a graduate application be mailed to you by calling 631-273-5112 or emailing brentwood-info@liu.edu.

2. Transcripts

Submit official undergraduate and/or graduate transcript with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher. Applicants who will have not completed their degrees prior to admission deadlines should submit a transcript without the final semester’s grades. Such applicants may be accepted pending receipt of their final degree noted transcripts. Submit one copy of official transcripts from all other institutions attended, including other graduate programs.

If you hold a degree from outside the United States your official records of all post-secondary education must be translated by an approved organization such as World Education Services (WES). You may purchase this translation by contacting WES, www.wes.org or telephone at 1-800-937-3895. Request a course-by-course translation with conversion of all grades into a U.S. 4-point scale with U.S. degree equivalencies. This translation must be received by the Office of Admissions in an envelope sealed by WES.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required of all applicants whose native language is not English. The TOEFL or IELTS is generally not required of candidates who have studied for at least two years at an accredited high school or post-secondary institution where English is the only method of instruction, unless there is a need for additional evidence of proficiency in English upon review of other academic credentials. The minimum TOEFL score for admission: 79 Internet-based score (197 computer based, 527 paper-based score) or minimum IELTS score for admission: 6.0 (effective Spring 2012).

3. Letters of Recommendation

Submit two professional and/or academic letters of recommendation that address your potential for success in the profession and your ability to complete a graduate program. Letters of recommendation should be from an academic source, preferably a professor or academic official who is familiar with your academic history and achievement. If you have been out of school for several years, recommendations may come from your employer or supervisor. The references should be given the Letter of Recommendation signed by you, along with a stamped envelope addressed to: Graduate Admissions, LIU Brentwood, 100 Second Avenue, Brentwood, N.Y. 11717.