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Graduate Students

Long Island University is a nationally recognized teaching and research institution and is home to some of the most prestigious and innovative graduate programs in the nation. Our academic programs provide an opportunity to form rewarding connections with classmates, faculty, and professional mentors.

Whether you are planning to pursue a masters, doctoral, or certificate program, a graduate degree from Long Island University will prepare you for success in your chosen field.

Visit campus for an upcoming event or to take a tour. LIU offers a seamless transfer process with immediate credit evaluations, and on-site admissions decisions.

Once you are ready, apply and become part of Shark Nation!

Admissions Dates and Instructions

Long Island University accepts applications through the Long Island University application for graduate and doctoral programs. 

Applicants should submit the required material below for consideration: 

  • Graduate application at 
  • Non-refundable application fee. 
  • Any undergraduate and/or graduate college transcripts

Applicants for graduate study must have a conferred bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited institution prior to the start of the program. A non-refundable application fee must accompany the application. Graduate and doctoral application fees may vary by academic program.

Application requirements vary depending on the academic program and may be found in the Graduate Catalog. Some programs require standardized test scores, interviews, and/or other documentation to be considered for admission.

Applicants who are admitted are encouraged to accept the offer as soon as possible by submitting a nonrefundable tuition deposit. The deposit deadline is May 1, or two weeks from date of acceptance, whichever is later.

It’s time to make Long Island University your university. Visit to get started. 

Here are some important next steps for our Future Sharks.

1.    Activate your My LIU account.

To set-up your account, please click here to activate your account. If you need assistance, contact

2.    Secure your seat by making a tuition deposit.

Pay online at My LIU and click “Make an E-Payment” on main landing page. Students should use their LIU ID number on their acceptance letter.

Deposit Submission Instructions:

  • Go to:
  • Click “Proceed to Login”
  • Select “Make An E-Payment” under the large green dollar symbol
  • You will be redirected to your MYLIU Payment Gateway
  • Log in as a student with your MYLIU information
  • Select the “Deposits” tab
  • For the “Term” option, select the term you were admitted to
  • For the “Deposit” option, select “Tuition E-deposit”
  • Complete the required deposit for your program of study

3.     Complete your On-Campus Housing Application 

Planning to live on campus? Complete a housing application to reserve your residence hall room. Follow the instructions found in your MyLIU Student Center portal under the icon "University Housing." 

4.    Sign-up for New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation serves as your introduction to the Long Island University campus community.  Sign-up for Orientation at

5.    Submit final, official high school and /or college transcripts.

Your final and official documents must be sent to Admissions prior to the beginning of classes. 

How can I visit campus?
We strongly recommend that you visit campus during your college search process! You can attend an event, take a tour in-person or virtually, or participate in other experiences. To schedule a time to visit campus, click here.

When will I get an admissions decision?
Admissions will notify you of an admissions decision in accordance with the chart found on the “How to Apply” tab above. Unofficial transcripts may be used during the application process; however, final transcripts are needed before finalizing your admission.

LIU is committed to providing prospective students with timely responses. For many programs, the earlier you apply in the admissions cycle, the sooner you can expect an admissions decision. However, many graduate and doctoral programs may include other admissions processes.

How do I accept my offer of admission?
To accept your admissions offer, you should submit your tuition deposit via e-payments on your MyLIU account. It is recommended you submit your deposit to secure your spot.

Does LIU offer application fees waiver?
Yes, LIU does consider requests for an application fee waiver for students who demonstrate financial hardship. If you would like to request an application fee waiver, click here. Please note, some academic programs may not be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Do LIU graduate programs require test scores?
Some programs may require test scores for graduation admission, including the GMAT or GRE. For program specific information, please visit the Academic Catalog or speak with your admissions recruiter.

Can I defer my admissions decision to a later date?
If you wish to defer your admissions decision, please contact your Admissions Recruiter to complete the process. Your acceptance may be deferred; however, your scholarship offer will be adjusted based on the semester you enroll.

How can I receive additional information about my specific academic program?
Specific academic program information for graduate and doctoral programs may be found in the Academic Catalog. You are also recommended to connect directly with your academic department to speak about specific requirements or expectations.

I have been accepted to Long Island University, what is next?
Congratulations, and welcome to Shark Nation! Please visit the “Accepted Student” tab above to take your next steps and commit to Long Island University. You will look great in blue and gold!