Graduate General Admissions Requirements
Pratt is continuing to accept applications for all programs for Fall 2014 until March 1.
If you are interested in applying, please submit your application and all required materials as soon as possible. Most programs make decisions in mid-March.
Fall: Priority deadline is January 5 (all programs but Design Management*, Arts and Cultural Management*, and Library and Information Science). See department deadlines.
*Applications for the Design Management, and Arts and Cultural Management programs will be considered up until June 1, but we encourage students to apply by March 1 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.
Summer: January 5. We recommend that M.S. Architecture and M.S. 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; The final deadline for Art Therapy and Dance Therapy Spring/summer Intensive programs is February 20, but we encourage earlier applications because of space limitations.
Please note: You must apply online and submit all documents except portfolio using our online application (use link below) Portfolio must be uploaded at pratt.slideroom.com. All materials should be submitted soon after the application is submitted.
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.
ONLINE APPLICATION. All graduate students must file the application using our online system. There is a non-refundable $50 application fee. (International students must pay a $90 application fee).
Transcripts (unofficial transcripts should be uploaded when you complete your online application. Do not submit printouts of scanned 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. Unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended after graduation from secondary school should be uploaded when you complete the application. Although we prefer to receive them online as they will immediately be recorded as received in our checklist system, 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 your university 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.
Two letters of recommendation from employers, professors, or others able to judge your potential for graduate study in your specific program. (We highly recommend that you complete the recommendation request online which will notify your recommenders to submit their recommendation online. This will immediately show up on your checklist. We recommend emailing them first to let them know they will receive an email. If your reference prefers to mail a letter or form, you you may supply them with copies of the reference form which is available in pdf. Letters of recommendation if submitted by mail, should be sent in sealed envelopes, signed across the flap of the envelope by the reference, and mailed directly to Pratt.
Statement of purpose. Your statement should discuss your long range goals and interest in the chosen discipline and reason for applying to the program: You will upload it on the application site. The maximum word limit is 500 words.
Portfolio requirements (visual) if required should be uploaded at pratt.slideroom.com.
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 sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Pratt's code for the GRE is 2669.
Additional writing samples (required by City and Regional Planning, Media Studies, Writing, Sustainable Environmental Systems, Dance Therapy, and History of Art and Design programs 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 the application.
We prefer that everything be submitted electronically using our application, but if anything is sent by mail, use the address below:
Pratt Institute, Office of Graduate Admissions, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205.
- TOEFL score, Pearson, or IELTS score for international applicants whose native language is not English. This requirement is waived for applicants who have attended a US college for four years. Unless otherwise indicated under Departmental Requirements, 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 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
If you plan to messenger your documents, please do so before December 22 or after January 2. Pratt closes for winter break during that time. Mailing documents will delay the completion of your application. 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. We recommend 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. You will need to enter your email address and the password you created when you submitted your application. Please note that it can take up to two weeks for documents you have recently sent to update and show as received on the checklist. If your documents do not show as received and you sent them within the past two weeks, please do not worry, and continue to check back. You will also receive an email when your file is complete and being reviewed by the admissions committee.