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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. 

About the Program 

The Pratt program located in New York City provides the student with a “living laboratory” of the built environment. Facilities management has emerged as an essential profession with specific expertise in management and operations and strategic planning for communities, corporations and institutions. Facility Managers systematically plan for and are the stewards of the fiscal and environmental health of an organizations physical plant and the stakeholders. The unique set of competencies that facility managers possess have proven invaluable to the C-suite. 

Work and Study

Facilities Management courses are offered in the evenings at the Pratt Manhattan Center, affording students maximum flexibility to combine work and study. The program supports robust internship opportunities with paid employment and mentorships that may be taken for credit. 

The Master of Science in Facilities Management is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology 

 

Graduates recognized by the International Facilities Management Association 

Program Educational Objectives – Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies that include the following: 

1. The assessment, evaluation and problem-solving abilities based on the technical competencies of Facilities Management. 

2. An ability to formulate or design a plan that strategically addresses the needs of the entity. 3. Possess an ability to analyze and interpret data as it relates to strategic planning. 4. Possesses communication skills in verbal and written format appropriate to graduate level degree. 5. Assumes the ethical and professional responsibilities within the context of technical, economic, environmental and social justice. 

6. Assume the best practices of teamwork. 

Student Outcomes – Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program. Graduates will possess a working ability and understanding of the following outcomes: 

1. Knowledge of the history of managing facilities, practice and profession. 

2. Ability to plan and manage projects. 

3. Manage building systems, facility operations, occupant services and maintenance operations and real estate holdings. 

4. Assess, manage and lead facility organizations and their stakeholders in their needs. 5. Apply fiscal management tools to the facility program and organization. 

6. Apply the human factor principles to the facility operation and stakeholders. 7. Apply computer applications for facility management communications, asset and space management and problem solving. 

Admission Requirements 

Admitted student must hold an earned baccalaureate degree that prepares to apply the basic principles of college-level mathematics, or business and legal 

principles. Exceptions may be admitted with an individually documented plan of study to compensate for any deficiencies.

Individual student ‘s curricular/course requirements will be reviewed by the department to determine the satisfaction of degree requirements based on professional experience, professional certifications and or alternative course work. 

The faculty consists of professionals actively engaged in the facilities management in the public and private sectors as well as areas of specialization such as educational and medical facilities. This combination of practicing faculty and students working in the field brings a dynamic vitality to Pratt’s program. 

The program collaborates with the programs in Construction Managements, Real Estate Practice, the Graduate Center for Planning (GCPE) and the Environment and graduate Architecture. Students may select Electives from these related fields of study. Additionally, the program participates in both domestic and international workshops and networking events. 

STEM designation for CM/FM 04.0902 Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology. 

Facilities Management degree program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and graduates are recognized by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). 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. 

Admission 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. 

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. 

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. 

Facilities Management Graduates

Fall 2020 – 

Spring 2021

Fall 2019 – 

Spring 2020

Fall 2018 – 

Spring 2019

Fall 2017 – 

Spring 2018

Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

Fall 2015- 

Spring 2016

2 Fall 

6 

3 

7 

7

See Facilities Management, MS Yearly Plan of Study