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Admission Requirements

 

Applicants to the Master of Arts must meet the following requirements for admission.

  • Application for Admission.
  • Application fee: $50 (non-refundable).
  • Official copies of your undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from any college(s) or universities you have attended.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited school with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. The candidate must have fulfilled the prerequisite of 12 credits in psychology and a minimum of 18 credits in studio art. A portfolio evaluation, student profile with statement of philosophy, submission of an APA/MLA research paper, personal interview with the director of the Art Therapy program, an attendance to a graduate art therapy class are required. Students who do not meet the minimum grade point average (3.00) or who are in need of prerequisites may be accepted on a limited matriculation basis. The student with serious deficiencies in preparation, but holds promise as a student, may be given non-matriculated status with one year probationary review. All limited matriculated students have one year to complete the requirements for full matriculation. See the director of the art therapy program for further information.
  • Portfolio evaluation, student profile with statement of philosophy, submission of 5 pages of an APA academic paper and an interview with the Director of the Art Therapy program is required. Additionally, the applicant is required to sit in for a graduate class. If students are international other arrangements are made. Students who do not meet the minimum grade point average (3.0) or who are in need of prerequisites may be accepted on a limited matriculation basis. The student with serious deficiencies in preparation, but holds promise as a student, may be given non-matriculated status with one year probationary review. All limited matriculated students have one year to complete the requirements for full matriculation. See the director of the art therapy program for further information.
  • A portfolio, evaluated by the Art Therapy Department faculty, is required for admission and is the substitution for the Graduate Record Examination. The portfolio must be submitted to the Art Department Graduate Studies Office and should contain 15 to 20 samples of your most recent work and a numbered inventory list. Samples can be either original works, slides (enclosed in a slide page), CD or DVD. Photography applicants are encouraged to submit a portfolio of 20 original prints.
  • Personal Artist Statement that addresses the reason you are interested in pursuing graduate work in this area of study.
  • Two professional and/or academic letters of recommendation that address the applicant's potential in the profession and ability to complete a graduate program.
  • Students for whom English is a second language 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.

Send application materials, with the exception of the portfolio, to:

LIU Post
Graduate Admissions Processing Center
15 Dan Road, Ste. 102
Canton, MA 02021

The portfolio should be mailed to:
(Please include your name, phone number and email address as well as the Program of Study and Degree applying for on portfolio)

Art Department Graduate Studies Office
LIU Post Campus
Long Island University
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, N.Y. 11548-1300
Phone: 516-299-2935
E-mail: christine.kerr@liu.edu