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

Ninety-two percent of 2016 graduates are employed full-time.

Giovania Tiarachristie, 2015; Tiffany-AnnTaylor, 2014; Catherine Nguyen, 2013; and Emily Ahn Levy, 2017 organized the APA New York Metro Chapter Diversity’s Committee (sold out) Hindsight Conference in November, 2017 that aimed to not only reflect on the discriminatory history of planning and its implicit (and explicit) role in shaping today’s inequitable neighborhoods, but also to proactively share planning, policy, and community development strategies that work towards more inclusive, just, and equitable communities.

Lee Wellington, JD/CRP, 2013, took over as Executive Director, Urban Manufacturing Alliance

Mandu Sen, 2012 and Sarah Serpas, 2012, were on the planning team that created the Regional Plan Association’s Fourth Regional Plan

Jennifer Gardner, 2012, was appointed Program Manager, Gehl Institute

Simon Kawitzky, 2010, was appointed Assistant Commissioner at NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development, City of New York

Anusha Venkataraman, 2010, was appointed as Senior Advisor for Land Use at the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Housing & Economic Development, City of New York

TUITION AND FEES

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STUDENT RETENTION RATE

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%
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2014 and continued into fall 2015: 91%

STUDENT GRADUATION RATE

Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2013: 77%
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2012: 81%
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2011: 88%

NUMBER OF DEGREES AWARDED

Number of degrees awarded for the 2016 - 2017 Academic Year: 27
Number of degrees awarded for the 2014 - 2015 Academic Year: 30
Number of degrees awarded for the 2013 - 2014 Academic Year: 35

AICP CERTIFICATION

Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2012: 33%

EMPLOYMENT

Percentage of graduates obtaining full-time planning or planning-related employment within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2016: 92%
Percentage of graduates obtaining full-time planning or planning-related employment within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2015: 97%
Percentage of graduates obtaining full-time planning or planning-related employment within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2014: 74%

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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