Prospective / Visiting Students

The Program:

  • The Palmer School’s master’s degree (MSLIS) is offered at:
    LIU Post in Brookville, Long Island
    Manhattan at NYU’s Bobst Library
    Brentwood in Long Island’s Suffolk County.
    Once admitted to Palmer, students may choose to take classes at any of our sites.
  • The master’s degree is 36 credits (12 courses). There are five required core courses, a management elective, and a capstone internshipThe general requirements are described here.
  • Flexible scheduling means classes meet online, in person evenings and weekends, and blended (primarily online). Classes are offered in the fall, spring and summer enabling students to move through the program at the pace that works best for them. Palmer’s required internship ensures that students have professional-level, hands-on experience just prior to graduating.
  • Faculty advisors are always available to help!
  • We have a dual degree with NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science and NYU’s Steinhardt School’s Costume Studies and Media, Culture, and Communication programs. 
  • We offer an optional Certificate of Advanced Study in Archives and Records Management that can be taken within the 36 credit MSLIS. It is an 18 credit concentration. Those who already have a master’s degree in any field are eligible to apply for the advanced certificate only.
  • We have the only Rare Books and Special Collections concentration of its kind, taking advantage of spectacular NYC resources—both places and people!
  • Students interested in working in the school setting can earn the School Library Media specialist certification by taking our online program. School library students earn teaching certification as part of the School Library Specialist degree.
  • Course syllabi reflect a wide array of electives
  • Interested in taking classes for personal enrichment? We welcome visiting students!
  • Join us for one of our information sessions

The Faculty:

  • Palmer faculty represent a wealth of experience and interests. Not only do our full-time faculty teach and counsel our students, but we have access to the best of the best in the way of working professionals from a variety of New York City institutions, from universities like Columbia, New York University, Hunter, to stellar cultural institutions like the New York Public Library, New-York Historical Society, The Grolier Club, and others.
  • For more information on our Palmer faculty, please visit this page.

Apply!

  • Students may apply for fall, spring or summer admission.
  • Admission is on a rolling basis. Once the LIU Post Office of Graduate Admissions has ALL the necessary materials (all transcripts, two references, completed application, personal statement, resume) applicants usually hear back within three weeks. Once admitted, students may take classes at any of Palmer’s sites.
  • GREs are not required for anyone with a 3.0 or better on the overall undergraduate cumulative average OR for anyone who has completed another master’s or professional degree.
  • Interested students may take up to six credits (two courses) prior to admission by applying for non-matriculated personal enrichment status. Please understand that there is no financial aid available for students who are not matriculated. The earned credits will be applied to the official record once the student is matriculated.
  • Students may transfer in up to six credits.

Further information:

Advising Worksheet: General Requirements
Calendars and Class Schedules

Certificates, Concentrations, Requirements
The Dual Degree With NYU
Join our 
Facebook group
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Financial Assistance / Scholarships
Personal Enrichment / Visiting Students / Auditors
Tuition and Fees Schedule
Sign up for our 
listserv (KIOSK)

We have a great program in wonderful places, and we’d be glad to answer any other questions you might have.

For questions related to the program at LIU Post, please email Christine.Prete@liu.edu.

For information on the program in Manhattan, please email Alice.Flynn@liu.edu.