LIU Riverhead is the only private university located on the east-end offering graduate degree and undergraduate transfer programs.
The mission of LIU Riverhead is to provide exceptional educational programs through a faculty dedicated to teaching. To achieve this mission, the University is committed to excellence in teaching and research, and to high quality services that support students in becoming accomplished, ethical and thoughtful scholars who have advanced abilities to become effective practitioners, change agents and leaders in their field. The faculty and staff of LIU Riverhead are committed to providing excellence in onsite and online education for both our unique eastern Long Island community and global student population. It is through strategically focused Riverhead programs that students from all backgrounds expand their knowledge and prepare themselves for meaningful professional lives and service to their communities and the global marketplace. Our mission is in keeping with Long Island University's mission to provide excellence and access in private higher education. We operate on Margaret Mead's principle : “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
LIU Riverhead offers the following graduate programs in teacher education: Master of Science in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), Master of Science in Literacy Education (Birth – Grade 6), Master of Science in Teaching Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6), and Teaching Students with Disabilities Generalist (Grades 7-12). At the undergraduate level, LIU Riverhead offers the Bachelor of Science in Childhood Education and the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - New Media. Both undergraduate programs are upper-division and provide seamless transfer opportunities to undergraduate students seeking a four-year degree program.
Our Riverhead location is home to the fully online Homeland Security and Terroism Institute (HSTI). HSTI is recognized as the nation’s leading private institution for graduate level education in the field of homeland security management and has also been designated by Act of Congress as a National Transportation Security Center of Excellence. Programs offered include the Master of Science in Homeland Security Management and graduate-level Advanced Certificate programs in Homeland Security Management and Cyber Security Policy. The fully online aspect of these programs attracts the best and brightest in both faculty and students from all over the world featuring comprehensive curricula designed by professionals for professionals.
LIU Riverhead was established in 2006 as a regional campus of Long Island University.