Graduate General Admissions Requirements
Fall: Priority deadline is January 5 (all programs but Design Management*, Arts and Cultural Management*, and Library and Information Science*.) Most programs will accept applications up until March 1 with some even later, but we encourage all students to apply earlier since some programs will fill more quickly. Individual department deadlines are listed online.
*Applications for the Design Management, and Arts and Cultural Management programs will be considered up until June 1, but we encourage students to apply earlier to ensure space. Applications for Library and Information Science are due by March 1, but they will be considered after that date if there is space.
All programs will accept applications after the January 5 deadline if space is available. See specific departmental information under Departmental Requirements
Summer: January 5. We recommend that MS Architecture and MS Architecture and Urban Design Post-Professional programs submit their applications and all documents by December 1 if possible to ensure enough time to receive I-20 if accepted and get visa appointments. Early applicants for these programs will receive their decisions earlier.
Spring: October 1; September 1 for international applicants is a recommended but not required deadline. The deadline for Art Therapy and Dance Therapy Spring/summer Intensive programs is February 20.
Please note: You must apply online using our online application (use link below) and submit your supporting documents by uploading them at Slideroom (https://pratt.slideroom.com) from portfolio to recommendation letters to unofficial transcripts and more.
All materials should be submitted soon after the application is submitted. You may use the checklist system to determine what has been received.
Applicants to graduate programs at Pratt must have received a bachelor's degree from an institution in the US that is accredited by a recognized regional association or have been awarded the equivalent of the bachelor's degree from an international institution of acceptable standards.
All applicants for admission to graduate study at Pratt Institute are required to submit the following credentials in addition to the individual department requirements. Details on each requirement follow.
1. Application with fee
2. Transcripts (unofficial transcripts may be uploaded at Slideroom (https://pratt.slideroom.com). Do not submit printouts of electronic transcripts unless there is a school name and your name on the transcript. Request a student copy from your school, scan it, and upload it.
3. Two letters of recommendation (you may request them online of your recommenders using Interfolio. More details to follow. As of October 1, you may now request your letters of recommendation on slideroom at https://pratt.slideroom.com)
4. Statement of purpose ( on online application or you may upload at Slidroom at https://pratt.slideroom.com The word limit is 500 words.
5. Department requirements including portfolio if required. Portfolio should be uploaded at Slideroom. https://pratt.slideroom.com
6. GRE: Graduate Record Exam is required only for Art History, the combined Art History and Master of Library Science programs, and the Architecture (First Professional) program. Although Pratt Institute does not require the Graduate Record Examination for the other programs, students who already have taken this examination should have the official results forwarded to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Pratt's code for the GRE is 2669.
7. Envelope: please include the name of the program to which you are applying on the mailing envelope if you submit anything by mail. Please note, your application will be expedited if ou submit as much as possible online at Slideroom. .
(1) Online graduate application with non-refundable $50 application fee. (International students must pay a $90 application fee). Graduate students are required to apply online. International debit cards are not accepted for the online application.
(2) Unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended after graduation from secondary school should be uploaded at Slideroom at https://pratt.slideroom.com. Although we prefer to receive them online, you may mail them to Pratt Institute at the address below. Although official transcripts are not required until you are accepted and deposit, they may also be mailed in a stamped and sealed envelope directly from the college for admission.
(International students must have all transcripts officially translated into English. Both the unofficial and the English translated version must be submitted). Only students with a three year Bachelors degree from another country are required to submit a World Education Services (WES) evaluation to expedite their application processing. WES evaluations do not include translations. The documents must be officially translated into English before submitting to WES or any other reputable education evaluation service, e.g., your embassy.
(3) Supporting Documents -
Two letters of recommendation from employers, professors, or others able to judge your potential for graduate study in the specific program. If you have not already requested your references online at Interfolio, we strongly prefer that you request them online at Slideroom at https://pratt.slideroom.com. You may supply your references with copies of the reference form online , though they may write letters if they prefer; they should not send both. The pdf version of the letter of recommendation form can be downloaded at link above.
Additional writing sample (required by city and regional planning , media studies, environmental systems management, and theory, criticism and history of art, design and architecture only). See Departmental Requirements for more details on subject.
Resume (required for design management; optional for all graduate programs) You may upload as an attachment on slideroom at https://pratt.slideroom.com
Statement of purpose giving your long range goals and interest in the chosen discipline and reason for applying to the program: You may provide it on the online application itself or upload it as an attachment at https://pratt.slideroom.com .. The maximum word limit is 500 words.
Letters of recommendation may also be submitted by mail in sealed envelopes, signed across the flap of the envelope by the reference, and mailed to the applicant or mailed directly to Pratt if you choose not to use our online service above.
(5) TOEFL score or IELTS score for international applicants whose native language is not English. This may be waived for applicants who have attended a US college for four years. Unless otherwise indicated under each department, the minimum required TOEFL score is 550 (paper) 213 (computer) 79 (internet) and the required IELTS score is 6.5. Please make sure that you register for a TOEFL or IELTS test that will enable you to submit your scores by the application deadline or soon after. It generally takes four to six weeks to receive the scores. Check http://www.toefl.org for information on testing sites.
Submit any print documents you intend to mail in one envelope if possible and mail to:
Pratt Institute Office of Graduate Admissions, Myrtle Hall 2nd floor, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Phone: 718 636-3514 Fax: 718 399-4242
If you plan to messenger your documents, please do so before December 22nd or after January 2nd. Pratt closes for winter break during that time. You will receive an email about your status about four weeks after you submit your materials. Please do not call or email the office to find out if we received your materials. The volume of mail makes it impossible to look up individual records. We strongly suggest making photocopies of all forms that you complete for your own records.
Please use your full name on the application and on all documents and not nicknames or middle names so that we are able to match TOEFL scores, transcripts, etc. with your application.
CHECK YOUR STATUS ONLINE
You may check your application status online to see which items we have received. It typically takes about six weeks from the time you submit items for them to show up on the checklist.