We are currently accepting applications for the fall 2020 application season.
Please see our deadlines below:
Spring 2020: Spring admissions are now closed.
Spring/Summer 2020 Low Residency Programs in Art Therapy and Dance Therapy: Low Residency admissions are now closed.
Fall 2020: March 2, 2020 (Except Information Experience Design M.S. and User Experience advanced certificate, which are now closed.)
Please note: You must apply online and submit all documents except portfolio (if required) using our online application (use link below). Portfolios (if required) must be uploaded at pratt.slideroom.com. All writing samples (if required) should be uploaded to the online application. All application materials are encouraged to be submitted by the application deadline.
You may not make any changes online to your materials or recommender information once you’ve submitted your application, as these changes will not be reflected here in the Graduate Admissions Office. Please carefully proofread your application before submitting. If you need to make edits, please contact Graduate Admissions to do so, and a counselor will assist you: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants to graduate programs at Pratt must have received a four-year bachelor's degree from an institution in the US that is accredited by a recognized regional association or have been awarded the equivalent of the U.S. bachelor's degree from an international institution of acceptable standards.
All applicants for admission to graduate study at Pratt Institute are required to submit the following credentials in addition to the individual department requirements. Details on each requirement follow.
- ONLINE APPLICATION. All graduate students must file the application using our online system. There is a non-refundable $50 application fee. (International students must pay a $90 application fee). (Only one application is permitted at a time; any additional applications will be deactivated and refunded to the applicant.)
- Transcripts: a scan of your official transcripts should be uploaded when you complete your online application. Request an official copy from your school, either digitally or physically, scan it, and upload it. It must have your name and the name of the school on the transcript, along with all courses attended and respective grades. Transcripts from all institutions attended after graduation from secondary school should be uploaded when you complete the application, including any transfer work or non-degree work. Although we prefer to receive them online as they will immediately be recorded as received in our checklist system, you may alternatively mail them to Pratt Institute at the address below. We ask that you use an official copy to ensure it includes all required information. However, once handled by the applicant, transcripts uploaded to the Admit system are considered unofficial. If you are accepted and decide to enroll, you must then submit your final official transcripts in an official manner—directly from your school (digitally or physically) to Pratt Graduate Admissions. Do not mail any irreplaceable documents, such as a one-of-a-kind diploma, as they become property of Pratt Institute and will not be returned to the student.
- International students must have all transcripts translated into English by a certified translation service. Both the unofficial and the English translated version must be submitted. Students with a three-year bachelors degree from another country or those whose educational system greatly differs from the U.S. educational system in its structure are required to submit a World Education Services (WES) Evaluation. WES Evaluations do not include translations. The documents must be officially translated into English before submitting to WES or any other reputable education evaluation service, e.g. your embassy or another NACES member (www.naces.org/members). Students may choose either the Basic WES or the ICAP, but we encourage submission of the ICAP. Students with four year degrees do not need to submit WES evaluations. If you are unsure if you need a WES, please contact email@example.com.
- Two letters of recommendation from employers, professors, or others able to judge your potential for graduate study in your specific program. We highly recommend that you complete the recommendation request online which will notify your recommenders to submit their recommendation online. This will immediately show up on your checklist. We recommend emailing them first to let them know they will receive an email. If your reference prefers to mail a letter or form, you may supply them with copies of the reference form which is available in pdf. Letters of recommendation if submitted by mail, should be sent in sealed envelopes, signed across the flap of the envelope by the reference, and mailed directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions at Pratt. You should not wait for your recommenders to upload their letters before submitting your application.
- Statement of purpose. Your statement should discuss your long range goals and interest in the chosen discipline and reason for applying to the program. You will upload it on the application site. The maximum limit is 500 words.
- Portfolio requirements (visual) if required should be uploaded at pratt.slideroom.com. Portfolio requirements are listed on the departmental requirements page. Writing samples (if required) should be uploaded to the online application.
- GRE: Graduate Record Exam is required only for Art and Design Education, Art History, the combined Art History and Master of Library Science program, and the Architecture (First Professional) program. Although Pratt Institute does not require the Graduate Record Examination for the other programs, students who already have taken this examination should have the official results sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Pratt's code for the GRE is 2669.
- Additional writing samples are required by some departments. See Departmental Requirements for each program's requirement. You may upload as an attachment on the application.
- Resume is required by some departments and is optional for all other graduate programs. See Departmental Requirements for each program's requirement. You may upload as an attachment on the application.
- We prefer that everything be submitted electronically using our application, but if anything is sent by mail, use the address below:
Pratt Institute, Office of Graduate Admissions, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205.
- TOEFL score, Pearson, or IELTS score for international applicants whose native language is not English. This requirement is waived for applicants who have earned a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a school which conducts all courses 100% in English. Unless otherwise indicated under Departmental Requirements, Pratt's minimum required TOEFL score is 79 (Internet) and the required IELTS score is 6.5. Please make sure that you register for a TOEFL or IELTS test that will enable you to submit your scores by the application deadline or soon after. It generally takes four to six weeks to receive the scores. Check www.toefl.org for information on testing sites. Make sure you check Departmental Requirements for your academic department’s minimum TOEFL score. Pratt’s code for the TOEFL is 2669.
Submit any print documents you intend to mail in one envelope if possible and mail to:
Pratt Institute Office of Graduate Admissions
Myrtle Hall 2nd floor
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
If you need to send any documents by mail, please to send them before December 20 or after January 2. Pratt closes for winter break during that time. Mailing documents will delay the completion of your application; we suggest using FedEx or UPS.
Please do not call or email the office to find out if we received your materials. See information on the checklist in the next section. We recommend making photocopies of all forms that you mail for your own records.
Please use your full name on the application and on all documents and not nicknames or middle names so that we are able to match TOEFL scores, transcripts, etc. with your application. Please be consistent on all materials submitted.
Check your status online.
Check the status of your application online at the link below using your email address and the password you created when you submitted your application. Note that you will not be able to check your status until your application has been completed and submitted.
Transfer Credit Prior to Matriculation
Transfer credit is granted coursework that is comparable to Pratt’s coursework and is completed at a school accredited by an accrediting agency or state approval agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the international equivalent.
Credits may be awarded for courses in which (1) a grade of B or better is earned from domestic institutions (or 80 or better from international institutions as determined by an official international credit evaluation service) and (2) the courses correspond to the specific course requirements of the applicant’s program of study. Courses with grades lower than B (including B-) or less than 80 are not transferable. Grades for transfer credits are not included in the GPA.
The number of credits toward a master’s degree that may be transferred from another graduate institution may not exceed 25 percent of the total number of credits required for graduation, with the exception of the first-professional (M.Arch.) program in Architecture, which permits up to 33 percent of the program’s total credits to be transferred. Courses that have been applied toward an earned graduate degree will not be considered for transfer credit. Students seeking transfer credits for professional courses in art, design, or architecture are required to submit a portfolio reflective of their studio coursework completed in a prior institution as part of the admission application.
International students may be required to submit additional class hour documentation to determine a U.S. semester hour equivalency or have their credentials of international credit hours evaluated by an official international credit evaluations service. Pratt accepts international credit evaluation performed any member of the National Association of Credit Evaluation Services (NACES).
Credit evaluations will be completed only after acceptance. Students petitioning for transfer credit(s) must submit to the Admissions Office an official transcript from each college attended prior to enrollment. Additional transcripts will not be accepted for transfer credit evaluation after the beginning of the student’s first semester at Pratt.