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Submitting an Application

It is recommended that an Application for Admission to the Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) program 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 Brentwood Admissions Office.

To apply for admission, please follow these steps.

1. Long Island University Online Application for Admission

Applicants to the M.S. in Early Childhood Education must complete the  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. A print version of the Application for Admissions can be downloaded from our website. You can also request that a graduate application be mailed to you by calling 631-273-5112 or emailing brentwood-info@liu.edu.

2. Transcripts

Request official copies of your undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts(s) from any college (s) you have attended with a GPA of 2.5 overall and 2.75 in major. You may have the transcript (s) sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office at LIU Brentwood, or you may wish to have them sent to you. In that case, you should submit the transcripts in the original sealed envelope as part of your application packet. Photocopies or student copies are not considered official. 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 transcript showing degree earned.

3. 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.

4. Submit Copy of Provisional or Initial Teaching Certification

You may mail proof of provisional or initial teaching certification (photo copy) to the Graduate Admissions Office at LIU Brentwood, 100 Second Avenue, Brentwood, N.Y. 11717.

5. Proof of English (For International Students)

In addition to the requirements listed above, students who do not hold a United States bachelor’s degree 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.

Need Help With Your Admissions Application?

If you have any questions about the admissions application process or requirements, please contact the graduate advisor at the LIU Brentwood Graduate Admissions Office at 631-273-5112 or email: brentwood-info@liu.edu