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Frequently Asked Questions

The information in this section addresses questions frequently asked about LIU Brentwood’s graduate programs. The answers to these questions also contain links to comprehensive information on each topic. We urge you to visit these links to gain a better understanding of the admissions process and its related facets.

How do I apply for admission to LIU Brentwood?

The easiest way to apply for admission is online through the My LIU application page. You also can download a printable version of the Application from the website by clicking on the “Forms and Documents” button on the left side of this page. Mail applications to:

LIU Brentwood
100 Second Avenue
Brentwood, N.Y. 11717

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 Brentwood?

Graduate admission eligibility requirements are determined by each academic department and are outlined in the departmental information section of the website. Required credentials vary with each department. In general, a graduate candidate must submit the following:

  1. a completed Application for Graduate Admission
  2. one official transcript of all postsecondary coursework, including verification of conferred degrees
  3. individual departments may require additional documentation such as letters of recommendation and standardized test scores. Applicants are encouraged to refer to the departmental information sections for further information.

All candidates for graduate admission must have a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution. Candidates are urged to apply for admission no later than one month before the beginning of the semester. Most academic departments have a rolling admission policy whereby as student is notified of his or her admission decision as soon as all credentials are received and reviewed. Some academic disciplines, however, have specific application deadlines. Current deadline information is available by contacting LIU Brentwood’s Admissions Office at 631-273-5112.

What are the application deadlines for the graduate programs of LIU Brentwood?

LIU Brentwood has rolling admissions for our graduate programs. Please contact the Admissions Office for more details at: Office at 631-273-5112 or email brentwood-info@liu.edu

Are there scholarships available for graduate students?

LIU Brentwood is committed to making a high quality private education affordable and offers opportunity for students to earn merit-based, alumni and academic achievement scholarships. A comprehensive list of scholarship opportunities may be found in the Financial Aid & Scholarships section of this website. Every applicant is evaluated for scholarships at the time they are admitted to our programs. Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office for more details.

Is the GRE or GMAT required?

The GRE is required for the Library Science and counseling programs when the applicant’s undergradaute GPA is below a 3.0.

The GRE and the GMAT are not required to apply to any graduate program at LIU Brentwood.

How soon will I be notified of my admission decision?

As soon as the Admissions Office of LIU Brentwood receives all required application credentials, your admissions file will be reviewed for acceptance and scholarship. A member of the admissions team will contact you immediately upon decision. You may call the Admissions Office at any time to check on your status of your application at 631-273-5112.

How do I find out more information about the graduate degree programs offered?

You can request information for LIU Brentwood to be mailed to you by completing an online inquiry. Choose the Request More Information link on the left navigation bar of the Admissions home page.

Our admissions counselors are available to assist you with the details of our program offerings. Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office at Office at 631-273-5112 or email brentwood-info@liu.edu

Walk-ins are welcome Monday through Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Friday 9:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m. You are also welcome to contact us in order to make an individual appointment convenient to your schedule.

Which agencies accredit LIU Brentwood programs?

All degree programs of LIU Brentwood are registered with the New York State Education Department and accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. LIU Brentwood’s Teacher Education Programs, which include master's degrees in childhood education, literacy education and teaching students with disabilities, is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of five years, from January 9, 2009 to January 9, 2014. In addition, the master’s degree in Library and Information Science is accredited by the American Library Association.

Is there housing available for graduate students?

On-campus housing is not available at LIU Brentwood.

How can I request an official transcript?

For detailed information on transcript requests, please visit the Registrar's website and click on “transcript requests.”

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

LIU Brentwood is conveniently located in western Suffolk County, must minutes from the Long Island Expressway and Northern State Parkway. Our address is:

LIU Brentwood
100 Second Avenue
Brentwood, N.Y. 11717

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