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Graduate Admissions 

Remember that we are always here by phone and e-mail if you need additional information. You can contact us at: 516-299-2900 or at

How do I apply to LIU Post?

The best way to apply is to visit the My LIU page, open an account and complete an online application. You also can download a printable version of the Graduate Admissions Application from the Web site by clicking on the Apply Now button in the upper-right hand-corner of this page.

For more detailed information, visit the Graduate Admissions homepage, and click on the Getting Started/The Application Process link.

What is required to apply to LIU Post?

Graduate students applying for a master’s degree, advanced certificate or doctoral degree must complete a general Graduate Admissions Application (paper or online) and submit supporting materials such as college transcripts, letters of recommendation and a personal statement. Some academic departments require the completion of a supplementary departmental admissions application.

For more detailed information, visit the Graduate Admissions homepage, and click on the Getting Started/The Application Process link.

What are the application deadlines for LIU Post?

LIU Post has rolling admissions for most graduate programs. However, certain programs have their own deadlines for application. For more information, visit Important Application & Program Deadlines.

How important are letters of recommendation?

In general, letters of recommendation are not required for a final admission decision, but do contribute to the admissions evaluation. Certain programs require letters of recommendation and interviews as well. For more detailed information, visit the individual degree programs page for “Admission Requirements.”

Are scholarships available for graduate students?

LIU Post offers merit-based scholarships for students pursuing master’s degrees. These university-based scholarships are competitive and awarded on a funds available basis. Early application is recommended as application deadlines apply. For a full listing of scholarships and grants, visit the Graduate Scholarship & Grant Program homepage.

Is the admissions application process different for International Students?

International students applying for a master’s degree, advanced certificate or doctoral degree follow the same basic guidelines for admission as U.S. citizens, including the completion of the Long Island University Online Application for Admission; submission of a non-refundable application fee of $50 U.S., a personal statement, official transcripts, letters of recommendation, and GRE and GMAT exam results (if required by the individual academic program). In addition, international students must submit TOEFL or IELTS exam results; submit the Form I-20 Application; and submit a copy of valid passport or formal identification. Other documentation may be needed.

Please visit the For International Students section of the Web site for more information.

Is there on-campus housing available for graduate students?

On-campus housing is available to full-time graduate students taking 9 or more credits in one of LIU Post’s eight residence halls. For part-time graduate students, LIU Post's Office of Residence Life maintains a listing of off-campus housing facilities and apartments within traveling distance of the Campus. For more information about housing, visit the Residence Life section of the Web site or call 516-299-2326.

Where is LIU Post located and how do I get there?

LIU Post is conveniently located in Nassau County, only 15 minutes by car from the Long Island Expressway. Our address is 720 Northern Boulevard (Route 25A), Brookville, NY 11548. The Campus is accessible by public transportation: the N20 MTA Long Island bus regularly stops on campus. LIU Post also provides free shuttle bus service from the Hicksville train station to the campus. The Visiting the Campus section of this Web site provides directions to LIU Post as well as information regarding public transportation, plus a whole lot more!

Who do I contact to book a tour of the Campus?

We encourage you to take a tour of the LIU Post Campus to get a better feeling for all that it has to offer. Campus tours are available by appointment Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To make an appointment for a tour of the Campus, contact the Graduate Admissions Office at 516-299-2900 or e-mail with the time and date you would like to visit. For additional information, explore the Tours & Events section of the Web site.

How can I stay fit while on Campus?

Staying fit and healthy is part of the daily routine at LIU Post. Our spectacular Pratt Recreation Center offers spacious facilities for undergraduate and graduate students. Keep in shape by doing laps in our eight-lane swimming pool; play racquetball or jog on our indoor track; work out in our fully equipped weight and exercise rooms; or take an aerobics class. All classes and facilities at the Pratt Recreation Center are free to enrolled LIU Post students. For more information, visit the Pratt Recreation Center Web site.

What is the breakdown of the student body?

Undergraduate: 5,672; Graduate: 3,099; Non-Credit/Continuing Education: 2,260

What is the student gender ratio?

35% male and 65% female

What is the student-to-faculty ratio?


What are the average class sizes?

Undergraduate: 20; Graduate: 15

From where do your students come?

Approximately 80 percent of our students commute from Nassau and Suffolk Counties and the five boroughs: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Some students travel from Westchester, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. LIU Post’s graduate population comprises domestic students as well as international students from 50 different countries.