Post-Professional Architecture MS (Summer entrance only), Brooklyn campus 

The 33 credit, three-semester Post-Professional Architecture and Urban Design MS, (summer, fall, spring — Brooklyn campus only) begins with an intensive summer semester concentrating in design methodology, architectural media, and urban-based theory. The second semester design studio speculates on a select site at a large scale and is complemented by seminars that enrich a disciplinary understanding of the pertinent subjects and methods. The “Culminating Project” is the capstone of the program where (in semester three) students galvanize the work from earlier semesters within the GAUD Directed Research framework. Here, students directly engage members of the broader New York City community in an extra-disciplinary setting, produce a booklet, and participate in one or more exhibitions, which offer the opportunity to gauge the value of their work among world-leading thinkers and designers. The specific site and subjects of the studios vary on an annual basis and students may be required to work in teams in semester two and/or three.

This program begins in Summer only and ends in Spring for a total of three consecutive semesters. All students may elect to extend their studies into a fourth, Summer semester by participating in one of the two three-credit International Program seminars. 

Curriculum

Requirements for MS Urban Design, 2017

  • Semester 1

    Complete these courses.

    UD-901 Urban Design 1:Mediums & Methods Methods

    UD-813 Architectural mediums

    UD-991 Urban Design & Implementation: Case Studies

  • Semester 2

    Complete these courses plus 3 credits of All Institute Electives.

    UD-902 Urban Design 2: The City and Its Context

    UD-981A Culmination Project Research

    UD-993 Urban Data Context

  • Semester 3

    Complete these courses plus 3 credits of Archtecture Core Electives.

    UD-903 Urban Design 3: Culminating Project

Application Requirements


Post-Professional Architecture and Urban Design MS (Summer entrance only), Brooklyn campus

Summer, fall, spring program: (May 30 to August 10) Arrive May 29 (tentative): Applicants must have earned a Bachelor of Architecture (five-year B. Arch) from an accredited school of architecture. Applicants should submit all materials as early as possible in order to ensure enough time to review and make decisions and to get the I-20. Ideally, applicants (particularly international applicants) should submit all materials, including portfolio, by December 1. Applicants will be accepted after the deadline of January 5 only if there is room. Applicants must submit all materials by January 5 at the latest to ensure enough time to review and make decisions. Post-professional applicants for both the MS in Architecture and the MS in Architecture and Urban Design must present a portfolio (online at pratt.slideroom.com or in print format) providing evidence of qualifications to participate in advanced studies. In exceptional circumstances, licensed architects with extensive professional work experience but without the five-year professional degree may ask for special consideration and review of their portfolio to establish proficiency for admission. The GRE is not required. This program begins in Summer only and ends in Spring for a total of three consecutive semesters. 

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