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Submitting an Application

LIU Post has rolling admissions. However, it is recommended that you submit your application to the MSW program by July 1 for fall admission. Please note: admission is for fall only; there is no spring admission. All applications and requested materials (i.e., application fee, transcripts, letters of recommendation, personal statement, résumé) should be mailed to the LIU Post Graduate Admissions Processing Center.

To apply for admission, please follow these steps.

1. Long Island University Online Application for Admission

Students interested in the M.S.W. degree program may begin the application process by submitting an Admission Application to the LIU Post or LIU Brooklyn. Applications may be obtained by contacting the program administrators (see Contact Us) or online.

Note: Note: For the required personal statement in the online application, make sure to follow the guidelines for the personal statement as indicated in step five.

2. Application Fee

Mail a non-refundable application fee of $50 by either check or money order (made payable to Long Island University) or contact the Bursar to submit fee via credit card. Please write your name on the check or money order, if that is your preferred method of payment. International applicants must pay the fee in U.S. dollars by sending an international money order or check. You can also pay by credit card by printing the Credit Card Authorization form on the Bursar Web site or by calling 516-299-2323. Cash, international postal money orders or Eurochecks are not accepted.

3. Transcripts

Submit official undergraduate and/or graduate transcript(s). 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.

International students should refer to the International Admissions Web site for transcript requirements.

4. Letters of Recommendation

Submit three professional and/or academic letters of recommendation on company letterhead 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 Post, Admissions Processing Center, P.O. Box 805, Randolph, MA 02368-0805.

5. Personal Statement

As part of the application process, students have the opportunity to demonstrate their writing ability through a 4 - 5 page autobiographical statement. This statement allows Long Island University Faculty to determine whether the student has the writing skills necessary to perform successfully in the MSW program. Applicants should be certain that their autobiographical statement is a fair sample of their ability to express themselves in writing. The statement should include the material identified in the instructions and any other information the student feels may be important when considering the application for admission.

You may submit this statement as part of the Online Application for Admission, or follow at a later date as a hard copy mailed with other supplemental materials. If you choose not to include the statement with your application, write “hard copy to follow” in the space provided on the online application.

6. Résumé

Submit a current resume including your e-mail address.

7. Domestic Applicants (US Citizens and Permanent Residents)

Send transcripts and hard copy supplemental application materials to:

Graduate Admissions
LIU Post
Admissions Processing Center
P.O. Box 805
Randolph, MA 02368-0805

8. International Students

In addition to the requirements listed above, international applicants must submit official score results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The required minimum acceptable TOEFL score is: 79 Internet-based (213 computer-based or 550 paper-based) or minimum IELTS score: 6.5. International students whose native language is English, or who have attended for at least two years an accredited College or University where the only medium of instruction is English, may have the English Language proficiency requirement waived. The waiver is determined on an individual basis following a review of the student’s application. Students whose English Language proficiency is below the required minimum score but who are academically admissible will be “Conditionally Admitted” to the program and required to first complete LIU Post’s English Language Institute prior to enrolling in any academic coursework.

Need Help With Your Admissions Application?

If you have any questions about the admissions application process or requirements, please contact the LIU Post Graduate Admissions Office at 516-299-2900 or e-mail enroll@cwpost.liu.edu. General questions may be directed to the MSW program coordinator, Betsy Klipera at 516-299-3924, or e-mail betsy.klipera@liu.edu.