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How to Apply

Step 1. Select your program of interest

The most important step in the admissions process is selecting the program that is right for you. If you have not yet selected a graduate field of study, please use our Graduate Programs link to the left to learn about the graduate programs at LIU Post.

Step 2. Review admissions requirements for each individual degree program

The admission requirements and deadlines for each individual degree or advanced certificate program can be accessed through the Graduate Programs link to the left.

Step 3. Complete your application packet

  • All applicants for graduate study at LIU Post must complete the Long Island University online application for admission. 
  • To assist the Graduate Admissions Office in the review of applications, candidates are encouraged to submit all application materials (i.e. letters of recommendation, resume and personal statement) together in one complete package. Note: If you completed your application online, your personal statement has already been received by the Graduate Admissions Office and you do not need to submit it separately.
  • The specific contents of your application packet will depend upon the program to which you are applying. For example, the number and type of recommendations, standardized test scores (i.e. GRE, GMAT, MAT), personal statements and additional materials (i.e. supplemental admissions application, resume, writing samples) will vary by program. For details, select your degree program of interest on the Graduate Programs link to the left.
  • Some programs require letters of recommendation. See the “Admission Requirements” section for your program of study.
  • Some programs of study require that you submit Graduate Admissions test scores. See the “Admission Requirements” for your degree program of study.

Please note: if you are not able to submit a "complete" application package, you should attempt to:

  • Send in your credentials as quickly as possible to avoid delaying the review of your application.
  • Include your name and your date of birth on the top of each document that you are submitting to the Graduate Admissions Office.

Step 4. Submit Transcripts

  • Submit official transcripts from all undergraduate and/or graduate institutions you have attended. (International graduate applicants should visit the For International Students section of this Web site for more information.)
  • You may have the transcripts sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office at LIU Post, or you may wish to have them sent to you. In the event that you have the transcripts sent to you directly, you should submit the transcripts in the original sealed envelope as part of your application packet. Final transcripts state that a degree has been conferred and the date of conferral.
  • Official transcripts are valid when they are issued by the school you attended. They have an official seal/stamp and an official signature by an appropriate academic officer. They are sealed by the university. Photo copy or scanned documents are not official.
  • NOTE: If your previous educational records or other documents are in another name, please be sure to note that on the print or online application

Step 5. Submit 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. Cash, international postal money orders or Eurochecks are not accepted.

The application fee is waived only for the following applicants:

  • Long Island University alumni (those holding a Long Island University degree or graduate certificate)
  • Current Long Island University student pursuing a degree or certificate at any Long Island University campus
  • U.S. military personnel who have been on active duty within three years of submitting their application for admission

If you have any questions about the admissions application process, our counselors can be reached by calling 516-299-2900 or by e-mailing

Send application materials to:

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