Frequently Asked Questions

The information in this section addresses questions frequently asked about LIU Riverhead's graduate teacher education 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 Riverhead?
The easiest way to apply for admission is online through the My LIU application page. You also can download a printable version of the General Education Admissions Application from the website by clicking on the “Forms and Documents” button on the left side of this page. Mail applications to:
LIU Riverhead
Office of Admissions
121 Speonk-Riverhead Road, LIU Building
Riverhead, N.Y. 11901
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 Riverhead?
Graduate students applying for master's degrees in education must complete a Long Island University Online Application for Admission. To get started, please click on the following link: . A paper version of the teacher education admissions application also is available by clicking on the Forms and Documents button on the left-side of this web page.
The required credentials for your admissions file are as follows:

  • All official college transcripts where credits and/or degrees were earned
  • One professional letter of recommendation
  • On-campus writing sample
  • On-campus interview with an admissions counselor

Please contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions and/or concerns at 631-287-8010 or e-mail
For more detailed information pertaining to individual degree programs, visit the Graduate Programs button on the left side of this page.

What are the application deadlines for the graduate programs of LIU Riverhead?
LIU Riverhead has rolling admissions for our graduate programs. Please contact the Admissions Office for more details at: 631-287-8010 or e-mail

Are there scholarships available for graduate students?
LIU Riverhead 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 LIU Riverhead applicant is evaluated for scholarships at the time they are admitted to our programs. Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions for more details.

Is the GRE or GMAT required?
The GRE and the GMAT are not required to apply to any graduate program at LIU Riverhead.

How soon will I be notified of my admission decision?
As soon as the Admissions Office of LIU Riverhead 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 631-287-8010.

How do I find out more information about the graduate degree programs offered?
You can request information for LIU Riverhead 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 Graduate Teacher Education Program offerings. Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office at 631287-8010 or e-mail
Walk-ins are welcome Monday through Friday between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. You are also welcome to contact us in order to make an individual appointment convenient to your schedule.

Which agencies accredit LIU Riverhead programs?
The graduate education programs of LIU Riverhead 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 Riverhead'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.

Is there housing available for graduate students?
On-campus housing is not available at LIU Riverhead.

How can I request an official transcript?
For detailed information on transcript requests, please visit the Registrar's web site and click on “transcript requests.”

Where is LIU Riverhead located and how do I get there?
LIU Riverhead is conveniently located on the Suffolk County Community College's Eastern Campus. Our address is 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road – Long Island University Building, Riverhead, New York 11901-3499.
For travel directions, click here.

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