Graduate Architecture Students in snow Mission Statement

The Facilities Management program within the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute seeks to provide the strategic and managerial context needed for professionals to effectively plan, finance, design, build, and operate an organization’s physical assets. We prepare students to assume leadership roles in managing an organization’s built environment.

The program equips students with the competencies to manage a facility throughout its life cycle:

  • They can direct planning, design, and construction activities and ensure that they meet the corporate needs for operations, maintenance, and services functions.
  • They promote that the organization’s concern for a fiscal and social responsibility and environment sustainable practices by how they operate and maintain the organization’s facility and assets.
  • Pratt draws resources from NYC’s vibrant and diverse built environment: with exposure to innovative approaches to emerging technologies, risk management, business continuity planning, industry case studies, sustainable practices, cost effective management, and best practices.
  • Pratt’s curriculum gives graduates a unique perspective as they lead the efforts to advance the quality of the built environment.
STEM designation for CM/FM 04.0902 Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology.
 

Learning Objectives

The Master of Science program in Facilities Management, accredited by the International Facility Management Association Foundation, is committed to preparing its graduates to be professionals and problem-solvers that can assume executive responsibilities in the management of an organization's built environment. Graduates will appreciate the broadness of facilities management and seek to expand their knowledge.

Graduates of the Facilities Management Master Program will: 
  • Be able to design an effective Facilities Management function
  • Possess the technical skills needed to be effective in FM
  • Possess the managerial skills to be effective in complex environments
  • Understand the concept of Excellence
  • Possess a passion for lifelong learning

Facilities Management degree program is accredited by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and is STEM designated. The degree requires the completion of 30 credits of course work and a 5-credit Demonstration of Professional Competence for a total of 35 credits.

The core courses include 32 credits of lecture and seminar courses in Facilities Management and 3 credits of electives. Elective courses are available through any of the graduate programs in the School of Architecture, as well as Construction Management, and Interior Design.

Advanced standing

Students entering the program with prior professional experience or graduate work in related fields may be eligible for up to 12 credits of advanced standing.

Work and study

The Facilities Management courses are offered in the evening at the Pratt Manhattan Center, affording students the maximum flexibility to combine work, study, and research.

Degree Requirements

Applicants should have a bachelor's degree in architecture, construction management, engineering, or interior design. Applicants in other fields are eligible but may be required to take non-credit courses in building technology unless they have acquired equivalent knowledge through non-academic experience. Applications will be accepted after the deadline if there is room. A statement of purpose in essay format (500 words) is required. The GRE or GMAT is optional; neither are required. Applications will be accepted after the deadline if there is room.

Admission Requirements

The program accepts applications for fall or spring starts. The application deadline is January 5 for fall. Our application and admissions requirements are at www.pratt.edu/apply. We recommend applying early so you can send all required application materials by the application deadline.

Applicants should have a bachelor's degree in business, architecture, construction management, building systems, engineering, or interior design. Applicants in other fields are eligible but may be required to take non-credit courses in building technology unless they have acquired equivalent knowledge through non-academic experience. International applicants must have a TOEFL score of 79 or 550 (paper) or an IELTS of 6.5, however applicants with scores in the 79–90 range may be asked to submit additional writing samples. 

Curriculum 2019

Curriculum

Facilities Management Requirements

  • Semester 1

    Complete these courses.

    FM-631 Principles of Facilities Management

    FM-663 Real Estate Development

    FM-633 Managerial Accounting and Finance

    FM-621 Computer Applications for Facilities

  • Semester 2

    Complete these courses plus 3 elective credits.

    FM-634 Facility Programming and Design

    FM-632 Project Management

    FM-636 Facility Maintenance and Operations

  • Semester 3

    Complete these courses.

    FM-731 Strategic Planning and Management

    FM-733 Economic Evaluation of Facilities

    FM-771 Legal Issues

    FM-735 Telecommunications: Concepts, Strategies

  • Semester 4

    Complete these courses plus 9 elective credits.

    FM-798 Demonstration of Professional Competency