TEACHING PARTICIPATORY PRACTICE AS THE BEST WAY TO ADVOCATE FOR JUST, EQUITABLE COMMUNITIES

The MSCRP program has an emphasis on participatory planning and multidisciplinary practice. Students graduate equipped with the knowledge of theory, technical capacity, collaborative skills, and critical thinking abilities necessary to plan for economic, environmental, and social justice in urban neighborhoods and metropolitan regions.

Eighty percent of MSCRP students maintain internships and jobs while attending Pratt. Building on studio work,  individual research projects, and internships, Pratt MSCRP graduates go on to launch careers in public, private and non-profit sectors. Among 2016 graduates, 92 percent reported full-time employment.

RECENT ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT

  • Avner Barak, 2017, is now Urban Planner at Sam Schwartz.
  • Adriana Beltrani, 2017, is now Environmental Planner at Nelson, Pope & Voorhis, LLC.
  • Elena Conte, 2014, is now Director of Policy at the Pratt Center for Community Development.
  • Abigail Ellman, 2017, is now Director of Planning and Development at the Cooper Square Committee.
  • Jenady Garshofsky, 2019, is now Policy Analyst at the Office of Operations at the Mayor’s Office in New York City.
  • Sheena Kang, 2018, is now Policy Analyst at Citizens Housing and Planning Council.
  • Larissa Lok Yin Lai, 2019, was admitted into the doctoral program at University College of London the Institute for Global Prosperity/Real Estate Institute at the Bartlett School of Architecture.
  • Collin Lee, 2019, is now City Planner at the New York City Office of City Planning.
  • Annie Levers, 2017 is now Senior Policy Advisor at New York City Council, Speaker Corey Johnson’s Office.
  • Alan Minor, 2018, is now Director of Program and Fund Development at Southside United HDFC.
  • Lucia de la Mora Colunga, 2018, is now Senior Program Associate at the National Association of City Transportation Officials.
  • Chris Rice, 2015, is now Urban Planner at WXY Studio.
  • Mandu Sen, 2012, is now Senior Analyst at the Office of Operations at the Mayor’s Office in New York City.
  • James Shelton, 2018, published his thesis findings on inclusionary zoning in East New York in Metropolitics.
  • Tiffany-Ann Taylor, 2014, is now Assistant Vice President at the New York City Economic Development Corporation.
  • Renae Widdison, 2018, co-published a white paper with the Pratt Center for Community Development, Flawed Findings, based on her thesis research.
  • Giovania Tiarachristie, 2015; Tiffany-Ann Taylor, 2014; Catherine Nguyen, 2013; Kate Selden, 2017; Emily Ahn Levy, 2017; and Renae Widdison, 2018 were honored with the  the APA Outstanding Service to Member Award in part for their work to organize the APA New York Metro Chapter Diversity’s Committee Hindsight Conference in November, 2017 and 2018 that aimed to reflect on the discriminatory history of planning and its implicit (and explicit) role in shaping today’s inequitable neighborhoods, and to proactively share planning, policy, and community development strategies that work towards more inclusive, just, and equitable communities.

TUITION AND FEES

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STUDENT RETENTION RATE

Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2017 and continued into fall 2018: 91%
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2016 and continued into fall 2017: 100%
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2015 and continued into fall 2016: 94%

STUDENT GRADUATION RATE

Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2014: 93%
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2013: 77%
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2012: 81%

NUMBER OF DEGREES AWARDED

Number of degrees awarded for the 2017 - 2018 Academic Year: 39
Number of degrees awarded for the 2016 - 2017 Academic Year: 27
Number of degrees awarded for the 2014 - 2015 Academic Year: 30

AICP CERTIFICATION

Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2013: 100%

EMPLOYMENT

Percentage of graduates obtaining full-time planning or planning-related employment within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2017: 57%
Percentage of graduates obtaining full-time planning or planning-related employment within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2016: 53%
Percentage of graduates obtaining full-time planning or planning-related employment within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2015: 72%

Definition of Professional Planning Job. Employment in: CBO management; community activism / empowerment; community development; economic development; environmental / natural resources planning; historic preservation; housing; land use and code enforcement; parks and recreation; planning management / finance; transportation planning; urban design; and community activism / empowerment.

Definition of Planning-related Job. Employment in: consulting in the allied fields of architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, urban design, urban affairs, urban studies, environmental systems management; GIS; geography; health care; public administration; and real estate development.

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