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Submitting an Application for Admission

It is recommended that an Application for Admission to the Master of Science in Library and Information Science program be submitted at least one month prior to the start of classes. Courses are offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer Sessions. All applications and requested materials (i.e. application fee, transcripts, resume, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose) should be mailed to LIU Post Graduate Admissions Office if you plan to study at LIU Post, LIU Brentwood, or our Manhattan location. To apply for admission, please follow these steps.

1. Long Island University Online Application for Admission

Applicants to the M.S. in Library and Information Science must complete the Long Island University 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. You can also request that a graduate application be mailed to you by calling 516-299-2900 or emailing post-enroll@liu.edu

2. 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 website or by calling 516-299-2323. Cash, international postal money orders or Eurochecks are not accepted.

3. Transcripts

Submit one copy of an undergraduate transcript with a GPA of 3.0 or equivalent, in a bachelor’s program or in the last two years of such a program. 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 transcripts. Submit one copy of official transcripts from all other institutions attended, including other graduate programs.

* Applicants whose undergraduate average is below 3.0 may be required to submit the results of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Miller Analogy Test (MAT) or other suitable exam taken in the last five years. Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, those already holding a Master’s degree or those who can show completion of substantial previous graduate course work with grades of B or above, will not be required to submit these test scores.

International students should refer to the International Admissions website for transcript requirements.

4. Letters of Recommendation

Submit two professional and/or academic letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s potential in the profession and ability to complete a graduate program.

The references should be given the Letter of Recommendation signed by you, along with a stamped envelope addressed to: Graduate Admissions, LIU Post, Admissions Processing Center, P.O. Box 805, Randolph, MA 02368-0805.

5. Personal Statement

Submit a statement of approximately 500 to 1,000 words describing your reason for pursuing graduate study at LIU Post, 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 with other supplemental materials.

6. Résumé

Submit a current resume including your e-mail address

7. International Students

In addition to the requirements listed above, international applicants 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.

If you have any questions about the admissions application process or requirements, please contact the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at 516-299-2866 or email palmer@cwpost.liu.edu or call the LIU Post Graduate Admissions Office at 516-299-2900 or email post-enroll@liu.edu

Send application materials to:

LIU Post
Graduate Admissions Processing Center
15 Dan Road, Ste. 102
Canton, MA 02021