Submitting an Application for Admission
It is recommended that an Application for Admission be submitted at least one month prior to the start of classes. All applications and requested materials (i.e. application fee, transcripts, letters of recommendation, personal statement) should be submitted to the LIU Post Graduate Admissions Processing Center.
To apply for admission, please follow these steps.
1. Long Island University Online Application for Admission
Applicants must complete the Long Island University 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. You can also request that a graduate application be mailed to you by calling 516-299-2900 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 website or by calling 516-299-2323. Cash, international postal money orders or Eurochecks are not accepted.
Submit official undergraduate and/or graduate transcript. 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 website for transcript requirements.
4. 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 Post, Admissions Processing Center, P.O. Box 805, Randolph, MA 02368-0805.
5. Personal Statement
Submit a statement of approximately 500 to 1,000 words describing your reason for pursuing graduate study at Long Island University, your personal and academic background, relevant experience, and your professional goals. You may submit this statement as part of the Online Application for Admission, or follow at a later date as a hard copy.
6. 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.
7. Additional Tests (optional):
Additional test results can be submitted along with your application, but other than English language tests for international students, there are no required tests. The GRE is not required.
8. Portfolio (optional):
A portfolio of works you have created (or co-created) that relate to game development can be submitted along with your application. Relevant portfolio pieces include, but are not limited to: games (both digital and non-digital), artwork, levels/mods of existing games, audio samples, code samples, etc.
Send application materials to:
Graduate Admissions Processing Center
15 Dan Road, Ste. 102
Canton, MA 02021
Portfolio should be emailed or physically mailed to:
(Please include your name, phone number, email address, and the Program of Study and Degree applying for on portfolio)
Media Arts – Humanities 006
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, NY 11548-1300