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Pratt Accreditation

Middle States Accreditation

Pratt is currently engaged in an accreditation process with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), one of six regional accreditors in the United States and the accrediting body for Pratt as an institution of higher education. Learn more about the process.

Accreditation Statement

Pratt Institute is a coeducational undergraduate and graduate institution chartered and empowered to confer academic degrees by the State of New York. The degrees and for-credit certificates conferred are registered with the New York State Department of Education (NYSED).

Pratt Institute is an accredited institution, pending a review decision in 2024, and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE or the Commission) www.msche.org. Pratt Institute’s accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status in 2015 was to reaffirm the institution for accreditation status. MSCHE is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education to conduct accreditation and pre-accreditation activities for institutions of higher education including distance, correspondence education, and direct assessment programs offered at those institutions. The Commission’s geographic area of accrediting activities is throughout the United States.

In the School of Architecture, the B.ARCH. and M.ARCH. in Architecture programs are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The M.S. in Facilities Management program is accredited by the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) and the M.S. in Urban and Community Planning is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board. The Masters in Landscape Architecture program will apply for accreditation by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) in 2025.

In the School of Art, the B.F.A., B.F.A./M.S., M.S. and Advanced Certificate in Art and Design Education programs are accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). The M.P.S in Art Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of The Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs www.caahep.org, 25400 US Hwy 19N, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL. 33763. 727-210-2350. The M.S. in Dance/Movement Therapy program is approved by the American DanceTherapy Association (ADTA).  

In the School of Design, the B.F.A., Interior Design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

In the School of Information, the M.S. in Library and Information Science program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of the American Library Association (ALA).

AccreditorPrograms AccreditedSite Visit
Middle States Council on Higher Education (MSCHE)Institute-wide2024
National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)B, Arch; M, Arch2025
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)B, Arch; M, Arch2027
ABET Member Society is International Facilities Management Association (IFMA)MS, Facilities Managementexpiring in 2024
Planning Accreditation Board (PAB)MS, City and Regional Planning2027
Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB)MLA, Landscape Architecturefirst entering cohort in fall 2022; plan to apply 2025
Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)BFA, BFA/MS, MS, Art and Design Education2028
Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE)MPS, Art Therapy2031
American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA)MS, Dance Movement2029
Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)BFA, Interior Design2030
Committee on Accreditation of the American Library Association (ALA)MS, Library and Information Science2024