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Note: The TOEFL requirements listed below are for international students whose first language is not English. International students who have attended four years of college in the U.S. or another English speaking country may have the English exam waived. IELTS and PTE are also accepted.

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School of Architecture

Architecture First-Professional M. Arch (Fall only), Brooklyn campus

Applicants must have received a bachelor's degree from an institution in the U.S. that is accredited by a recognized regional association or have been awarded the equivalent of the bachelor's degree from an international institution of acceptable standards. Applicants must present a portfolio providing evidence of their interest in architecture or their visual sensibility through the media of their choice—photography, drawing, essays, videos, etc. Portfolios must be submitted on-line at pratt.slideroom.com. The GRE is required. The GRE code is R2669. The minimum required TOEFL score is 79 (Internet), and the required IELTS score is 6.5.  

Advanced Standing

(Architecture First-Professional M.Arch)

Advanced standing is awarded to applicants with exemplary design capabilities and who have taken studios, structures and media-based classes equivalent to those offered in year one prior to entrance. It is awarded at the discretion of the Admissions Committee and the Chairperson of Graduate Architecture and Urban Design. Applicants should have received a bachelor's degree from the United States accredited by a recognized regional association or have been awarded the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree from an international institution of acceptable standards (though international students are less frequently awarded advanced standing). Applicants must present a portfolio providing evidence of their interest in architecture or their visual sensibility through the media of their choice—photography, drawing, essays, videos, etc. Students interested in applying for advanced standing need to designate this on their Statement of Purpose in the application. Interviews may be scheduled for students requesting advanced standing on campus, off-campus, by Skype, or by phone. Portfolios must be submitted online at pratt.slideroom.com. The GRE is required. The GRE code is R2669. The minimum required TOEFL score is 79 (Internet), and the required IELTS score is 6.5.  

Post-Professional Architecture M.S. (Summer entrance only), Brooklyn campus

Applicants must have received a Bachelor of Architecture (five-year program) from an accredited school of architecture. These programs are three semesters, beginning in summer and ending in spring.  Applicants should submit all materials as early as possible in order to ensure enough time to review and make decisions and in the case of international students to get the I-20. Ideally, applicants (particularly international applicants) should submit all materials including portfolio by December 1. Applications will be accepted after the deadline of January 5 only if there is room. Portfolio should be submitted at pratt.slideroom.com). 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 minimum required TOEFL score is 79 (Internet), and the required IELTS score is 6.5.

Post-Professional Architecture and Urban Design M.S. (Summer entrance only), Brooklyn campus

Applicants must have received a Bachelor of Architecture (five-year program) from an accredited school of architecture. These programs are three semesters, beginning in summer and ending in spring. Applicants should submit all materials as early as possible in order to ensure enough time to review and make decisions and in the case of international students to get the I-20. Ideally, applicants (particularly international applicants) should submit all materials including portfolio by December 1. Applications will be accepted after the deadline of January 5 only if there is room. Portfolio should be submitted at pratt.slideroom.com). 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 minimum required TOEFL score is 79 (Internet), and the required IELTS score is 6.5.

City and Regional Planning M.S. (Fall and Spring), Brooklyn campus

Applicants are welcome from all fields of study. Applicants should have received their bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the U.S., or the equivalent from an international institution of acceptable standards, and have maintained an overall 3.0 GPA. Applications will be accepted after the deadline until the program is full. TOEFL of 90 (Internet) or IELTS of 7.0 is required for international students. Applicants must submit, in addition to the general application requirements: (1) a resume and (2) an extended piece of writing to support their application for advance study. The writing sample may be a term paper or report done for work depending on the applicant's background and is not required to be related to planning. Applicants may also submit additional material that they feel contributes to their application, such as work sample or portfolio. The GRE or GMAT is not required or considered. All documents should be uploaded to the application. Visual portfolios are not required, but can be submitted at pratt.slideroom.com

Facilities Management M.S. (Fall and Spring), Manhattan campus

Applicants should have a bachelor's degree in architecture, construction management, engineering, business, 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. The GRE or GMAT is optional; neither is required. Applications will be accepted after the deadline if there is room. The minimum required TOEFL score is 79 (Internet), and the required IELTS score is 6.5.

Historic Preservation M.S. (Fall only), Brooklyn campus

Applicants are welcome from all fields of study. Applicants should have received their bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the U.S. or the equivalent from an international institution of acceptable standards. Applications will be accepted after the deadline until the program is full. Applicants must submit, in addition to the general application requirements: (1) a resume and (2) an extended piece of writing to support their application for advance study. The writing sample may be a term paper or report done for work depending on the applicant's background and is not required to be related to historic preservation. Applicants may also submit additional material that they feel contributes to their application, such as work sample or portfolio. The GRE or GMAT is optional; neither is required. All documents but a visual portfolio should be uploaded to the application. Visual portfolio should be submitted at pratt.slideroom.com. The minimum required TOEFL score is 79 (Internet), and the required IELTS score is 6.5.

Real Estate Practice (Fall and Spring), Manhattan campus

Applicants should have a bachelor's degree in business, 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. A statement of purpose in essay format (500 words) is required. The GRE or GMAT is optional; neither is required. A TOEFL score, Pearson, or IELTS score is required of international applicants whose native language is not English. This requirement is waived for applicants who have attended a college in the United States for four years. The minimum required TOEFL score is 79 (Internet), and the required IELTS score is 6.5. 

Sustainable Environmental Systems M.S. (Fall only), Brooklyn campus

Applicants are welcome from all fields of study. Applicants should have received their bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the U.S or the equivalent from an international institution of acceptable standards. Applications will be accepted after the deadline until the program is full. A TOEFL score of 550 (79 Internet) is required for international students. Applicants must submit, in addition to the general application requirements: (1) a resume and (2) either a writing sample or visual portfolio, depending on their background. The writing sample or portfolio should indicate an interest in or awareness of issues to be addressed in this program. The GRE or GMAT is optional; neither is required. Applications will be accepted after the deadline if there is room. All documents but a visual portfolio should be uploaded to the application. Visual portfolio should be submitted at pratt.slideroom.com. The minimum required TOEFL score is 79 (Internet), and the required IELTS score is 6.5.

Urban Placemaking and Management M.S. (Fall only), Brooklyn campus

Applicants are welcome from all fields of study. Applicants should have received their bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the U.S., or the equivalent from an international institution of acceptable standards. Applications will be accepted after the deadline until the program is full. Applicants must submit, in addition to the general application requirements: (1) a resume and (2) an extended piece of writing to support their application for advance study. The writing sample may be a term paper or report done for work and depending on the applicant's background and is not required to be related to planning. The GRE or GMAT is optional; neither is required. All documents should be uploaded to the application. The minimum required TOEFL score is 90 (Internet), and the required IELTS score is 7.0.


School of Art

Art and Design Education (Fall only), Brooklyn campus

Art and Design Education M.A. (Initial Teaching Certification) (fall only) (Brooklyn campus) A 33-credit program open to individuals with a bachelor's degree or the equivalent with a minimum of 25 credit hours in art, design and/or the history of art from an accredited higher education institution or the equivalent of the bachelor's degree from an international institution of acceptable standards. Candidates must have a minimum, cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in their undergraduate program.    

Advanced Certificate
A 24 credit hour program open to individuals with an M.F.A. degree or those currently enrolled in the M.F.A. program at Pratt.

All applicants to any art and design education program must submit a portfolio of 15 images of work (submit online at pratt.slideroom.com) and a written statement of purpose (uploaded to the application.). The graduate admissions committee uses standard rubrics to assess the portfolio and written statement of purpose. Applicants are contacted for a Skype interview when all credentials have been received and reviewed. A TOEFL of 100 (Internet), or IELTS of 7.5 is required for international students. All applicants are encouraged to schedule a visit to the department by calling 718.636.3637 or emailing hlewis@pratt.edu

Note: New York State now requires that candidates for teacher education leading to certification submit standardized test scores as part of the application process. Applicants for the MA Initial Degree must submit official scores from the GRE. Your GRE score is factored into our holistic assessment of your potential capacity to become a teacher of art and design. The standardized test scores are only a partial indicator of your potential, and as such, do not outweigh your other qualifications. Applicants for the MA Initial degree must submit official scores from the GRE. 

The Art and Design education programs are New York State Education Department (NYSED) “approved teacher preparation programs” and meet the new requirements for New York State Initial Teacher Certification in Visual Arts PreK-12. However, in order to be recommended for New York State Initial Certification in Visual Arts PreK-12, candidates must also have completed a three credit course in child and adolescent psychology and a three credit course in a foreign language. These courses may be taken at Pratt or transferred from another post-secondary school. Candidates must also have completed the following workshops: Child Abuse Identification WorkshopSchool Violence Prevention and Intervention Workshop; and Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention. These workshops must be taken with a provider approved by NYSED. Passing scores on the following tests and assessments, Educating all Students (EAS); Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST); Content Specialty Test (CST) and Education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA), are also required.

Arts and Cultural Management M.P.S. (Fall only), Manhattan campus

Applicants must demonstrate experience and interest in applying the arts to shaping our shared world. The program provides the strategic leadership skills to enable participants to manage, market, innovate, resource and run creative enterprise and to use the arts to connect culture, community and commerce. The required statement of purpose should reflect the applicant's personal vision of how this program fits in with his/her personal and professional goals including how the applicant hopes to use the skills he/she acquires in this program. The statement should be no more than 500 words or two pages. A TOEFL score of 82 Internet (IELTS of 6.5) is required of international students. The GMAT is optional and not required.

Art Therapy and Creativity Development M.P.S. (Fall only), Brooklyn campus

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree, preferably in studio art or psychology. Applicants must have 18 undergraduate credits in studio art, to include course work in drawing, painting, and 3-D media. Non-academic studio art may be accepted upon evaluation. A portfolio of twelve to fifteen digital images (submit online at pratt.slideroom.com) is required of all applicants. Additionally, 12 credits in psychology are required, to include course work in Abnormal and Developmental Psychology. Applicants are contacted for an interview when all credentials have been received. A TOEFL score of 100 (Internet) or IELTS of 7.5 is required of all international students. The GMAT and GRE are not required.

Art Therapy and Creativity Development M.P.S. (Low Residency Program) (Spring only)

Deadline November 1. Requirements: see paragraph above.

Dance/Movement Therapy M.S. (Fall only), Brooklyn campus

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree, preferably in dance or psychology. Prerequisites are 6 credits in psychology to include Abnormal and Developmental Psychology, plus 1 credit in Anatomy/Kinesiology. Students must also have extensive experience in at least two idioms of dance, one of which must be modern dance. Students must have experience in body/mind modalities, such as meditation, yoga, and body therapy. A written synopsis of dance training and experience must be submitted with the application. A personal interview will be required, part of which will include movement. A TOEFL score of 100 (Internet) or IELTS of 7.5 is required of all international students.

Dance/Movement Therapy M.S. (Low-residency Program) (Spring only), Brooklyn campus

Deadline: November 1. Requirements: see paragraph above.

Design Management M.P.S. (Fall only), Manhattan campus

Applicants must demonstrate experience an interest in applying design to shaping our shared world. The program provides the strategic leadership skills to enable participants to manage, market, innovate, resource and run creative enterprise and shape sustainable strategic advantage for their firms. The required statement of purpose should reflect the applicant's personal vision of how this program fits in with his/her personal and professional goals including how the applicant hopes to use the skills he/she acquires in this program. The statement should be no more than 500 words or two pages. A TOEFL score of 82 (Internet) or IELTS of 6.5 is required of international students. The GMAT is optional and not required.

Ideally, applicants should have an undergraduate degree in one of the design disciplines with a minimum of three years professional experience. We also consider social media managers, engineers, and material scientists and others whose work converges with design. A resume is also required.

Digital Arts M.F.A. (Fall only), Brooklyn campus

Applicants must have a bachelors degree from an accredited United States college, university, or art/design school or the equivalent degree from a recognized international institution or considerable background in the digital arts. Successful applicants will submit a strong visual portfolio demonstrating a conceptual and aesthetic focus in art or animation. No reviews are done in person, but applicants are encouraged to arrange a visit to the department by calling 718.636.3411. Applicants must submit 12-15 pieces of work in traditional or digital media made in the last two to three years at pratt.slideroom.com. The Graduate Admissions Review Committee is interested in work that reflects creativity, technical facility, and the conceptual skills to develop a sophisticated body of work. The minimum required TOEFL score is 79 (Internet), and the required IELTS score is 6.5.

The department of Digital Arts also offers a dual degree options: a joint MFA/MSLIS. Applicants interested in this dual degree program must submit one application to the designated dual degree, and meet the requirements for both.  

Fine Arts M.F.A. (Fall only), Brooklyn campus

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college, university or art/design school or the equivalent degree from a recognized international institution. It is not required that applicants have majored in studio art as undergraduates, only that they demonstrate their readiness for the challenges of M.F.A. studies. The 60-credit MFA program in Fine Arts comprises four consecutive 15-week fall/spring semesters and begins in the fall. We welcome visits to Pratt at any time. Interested applicants (or potential applicants) should contact Nat Meade, Assistant Chair of Fine Arts, to schedule an appointment and tour of facilities/studios (tel. 718.636.3792, email: nmeade@pratt.edu). In addition to Pratt’s general graduate admissions requirements, applicants to the Fine Arts M.F.A. program must upload the following materials to pratt.slideroom.com: 1) a portfolio of up to 20 well-selected images (including detail views) of works made in the last 2-3 years; and 2) information for each image including the work’s title, dimensions, materials used, and date of completion. The Graduate Admissions Committee is looking for work that shows the artist’s conceptual and aesthetic direction as well as the potential for successful growth over the two years of the program. Candidates whose applications are completed and submitted by the January 5 deadline will be given priority consideration for merit scholarships. The minimum required TOEFL score is 79 (Internet), and the required IELTS score is 6.5.

The department of Fine Arts also offers a dual degree options: a joint MFA/MA with Art History. Applicants interested in this dual degree program must submit one application to the designated dual degree, and meet the requirements for both.  


School of Design

Communications Design M.F.A. (Fall only), Brooklyn campus

Applicants must be highly motivated individuals who hold an undergraduate degree in graphic design or related design field such as industrial or interior design, architecture, fine arts or media arts, but we also give serious consideration to applicants with degree/backgrounds from non-design degrees as well, such as communications and journalism, business, liberal arts, and the sciences. Up to six credits of qualifying courses may be required for applicants who do not meet all entrance standards but whose applications indicate a strong aptitude for graduate study. All applicants must submit a portfolio of work to be reviewed by an Admissions Committee comprised of faculty.

Work included in the portfolio may be self-generated, professional assignments, or course assignments done in an undergraduate or graduate program. Your portfolio should contain between 12 and 20 examples of your best work, including drawings, paintings, prints, graphic design, websites, photographs, videos, animations, three-dimensional sculptures or models, or computer-generated artwork. The intent of this portfolio review is for you to demonstrate creative potential, and give us enough information about you to determine whether or not this program is appropriate for you. Most important, the Admissions Committee will determine if you demonstrate the potential to successfully complete the Master’s degree program.

1) Submit portfolio online at pratt.slideroom.com.
2) For international applicants whose first language is not English, the minimum required TOEFL score is 90 (Internet), and the required IELTS score is 7.0.

Package Design M.S. (Fall only), Brooklyn campus

Applicants must be highly motivated individuals who hold an undergraduate degree in graphic design or related design field such as industrial or interior design, architecture, fine arts or media arts, but we also give serious consideration to applicants with degree/backgrounds from non-design degrees as well, such as communications and journalism, business, liberal arts, and the sciences. Up to six credits of qualifying courses may be required for applicants who do not meet all entrance standards but whose applications indicate a strong aptitude for graduate study. All applicants must submit a portfolio of work to be reviewed by an Admissions Committee comprised of faculty.

Work included in the portfolio may be self-generated, professional assignments, or course assignments done in an undergraduate or graduate program. Your portfolio should contain between 12 and 20 examples of your best work, including drawings, paintings, prints, graphic design, websites, photographs, videos, animations, three-dimensional sculptures or models, or computer-generated artwork. The intent of this portfolio review is for you to demonstrate creative potential, and give us enough information about you to determine whether or not this program is appropriate for you. Most important, the Admissions Committee will determine if you demonstrate the potential to successfully complete the Master’s degree program.

1) Submit portfolio online at pratt.slideroom.com.
2) For international applicants whose first language is not English, the minimum required TOEFL score is 90 (Internet), and the required IELTS score is 7.0.

Industrial Design M.I.D. (Fall only), Brooklyn campus

Applicants for the Masters of Industrial Design program should submit a portfolio on-line at pratt.slideroom.com including both text (descriptions, problem statement, etc.) and images (from development sketches to finished work). The portfolio must contain examples of drawings as a communication tool, three-dimensional objects, and a basic understanding of graphic design, executed through presentation and layout. Showing both the process and execution of a project, along with problem solving and research is recommended. Please include any additional materials that tell the story of who you are as a creative person. The M.I.D. program is highly collaborative and includes students from a wide variety of background, therefore, in the written statement, discuss aspects of your personal character and background that would contribute to and benefit from a collaborative learning environment. The minimum required TOEFL score is 90 (Internet), and the required IELTS score is 7.0.

Global Innovation Design (GID) for Industrial Design Students

M.I.D. students (Industrial Design) can choose the exciting option of spending their entire second year abroad for full credit. The Global Innovation Design program (GID) starts in the fall semester at KEIO University in Tokyo and continues in the spring semester at the Royal College of Art (RCA) and Imperial College in London. Applicants are expected to indicate their interest in GID at the time of entering the industrial design program. Please include an additional statement about your goals and aspirations for international study at GID.

Interior Design M.F.A. (Fall only), Brooklyn campus 

Applicants with an undergraduate degree in interior design, architecture, or other closely related design fields may be eligible to complete the M.F.A. in two years, a total of 60 credits; a portfolio is required. Applicants with undergraduate backgrounds that are unrelated to interior design or architecture, but whose applications indicate a strong aptitude for interior design graduate coursework are required to take a qualifying year of preparatory study, a total of 24 credits, before they continue the M.F.A degree. These students complete 84 credits in three years. A portfolio for the qualifying year of preparatory study is not required, however applicants are strongly encouraged to submit samples of creative and/or professional work from relevant disciplines, such as: any of the fine arts, industrial design, fashion design, furniture making, exhibition work, communications design, or similar (make sure to attribute your specific contribution in group projects and/or professional work). Submit the portfolio to pratt.slideroom.com.

We do not schedule interviews in person, but applicants are encouraged to arrange a visit to the department by calling 718.636.3630. The minimum required TOEFL score is 88 (Internet), and the required IELTS score is 6.5. 


School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

History of Art and Design M.A. (Fall only), Brooklyn campus

Successful applicants will demonstrate abilities with observation, description, analysis, and critical thinking/reasoning. Applicants should address their potential to complete coursework successfully and to design, research, and write a graduate thesis in a particular field of the History of Art and Design. Undergraduate study in the History of Art and Design, especially introductory courses, is strongly encouraged. Requirements for application include a personal statement describing why you are interested in Pratt and your motivation for the degree, a writing sample (5–10 pages) demonstrating analytic and communication skills (preferably in the area in which you wish to concentrate), and recently earned scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE code R2669). Applicants whose first language is not English must submit results of the TOEFL exam and score at least 100 (Internet) or IELTS of 7.5. 

The department of the History of Art and Design also offers dual degree options: a joint MA/MFA and MA/MSLIS. Applicants interested in either of these dual degree programs must submit one application to the designated dual degree of their choice, and meet the requirements for both.

Media Studies M.A. (Fall only), Brooklyn campus

Candidates must submit (1) a statement of purpose in which they describe an interest in the program and (2) 10–20 pages of writing, with an emphasis on critical analysis. TOEFL score of 100 (Internet) or IELTS of 7.5 is required.

Performance and Performance Studies M.F.A. (Fall only), Brooklyn campus

Applicants must have a B.A., B.S., or B.F.A. from an accredited institution. Candidates must submit (1) a statement of purpose in which they describe their interest in the program, as well as their own goals and preparation; (2) 10-20 pages of writing relevant to performance and performance studies; (3) transcripts of undergraduate coursework; and (4) two letters of recommendation. Collaborative pairs will be welcomed, but each member must apply separately under the above guidelines. All applicants must follow the standard admission process for graduate programs at Pratt. A TOEFL score of 82 (Internet) or IELTS of 6.5 is required.

Writing M.F.A. (Fall only), Brooklyn campus

Applicants must submit 10 to 20 pages of relevant writing samples of any genre with an emphasis on creative work. We also welcome cross-genre writing and writing that exists in relation to theory, activism, performance, and visual art. Upload your writing sample with your online application. All applicants must follow the standard admissions process for graduate programs at Pratt. A TOEFL score of 100 (Internet), or IELTS of 7.5 is required.


School of Information

Library and Information Science M.S. (Fall and Spring), Manhattan campus

Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university. The applicant must have a superior scholastic record or otherwise give evidence of ability to perform work on the graduate level and are expected to offer evidence of maturity and leadership potential for the profession. All applicants must apply using the online application, upload the following top three items and submit requests for recommendations online:

  • Transcripts of all previous postsecondary education
  • A statement of purpose describing interest in the program as well as personal goals
  • A current resume/CV
  • Request two letters of recommendation online from academic or professional sources

International students whose first language is not English must submit the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. The minimum required TOEFL score is 82 (Internet), IELTS of 6.5, and PTE score of 53. Students who are not international but whose first language is not English must submit the GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. Applicants may apply for non-matriculated status if desired and take up to six credits.

The department of Library and Information Science also offers dual degree options: a joint MSLIS/MFA (with Digital Arts) and MSLIS/MA (with Art History). Applicants interested in either of these dual degree programs must submit one application to the designated dual degree of their choice, and meet the requirements for both.  


Master of Science in Data Analytics and Visualization (Fall and Spring), Manhattan campus

Applicants to the program must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university in the arts, humanities, social sciences, or sciences. The applicant must have a superior scholastic record or otherwise give evidence of ability to perform work on the graduate level and are expected to offer evidence of maturity and leadership potential for the profession.

All applicants must apply using the online application, upload the following top three items, and submit requests for recommendations online.

  • Transcripts of all previous postsecondary education
  • A statement of purpose describing interest in the program as well as personal goals
  • A current resume/CV

Request two letters of recommendation online from academic or professional sources.

  • Note: A portfolio is not a requirement for this program.

International students whose first language is not English must submit the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. The minimum required TOEFL score is 82 (Internet), IELTS of 6.5, and PTE score of 53. Students who are not international but whose first language is not English must submit the GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. Applicants may apply for non-matriculated status if desired and take up to six credits.


Master of Science in Information Experience Design (Fall and Spring), Manhattan campus 

Applicants to the program must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university in the arts, humanities, social sciences, or sciences. The applicant must have a superior scholastic record or otherwise give evidence of ability to perform work on the graduate level and are expected to offer evidence of maturity and leadership for the profession.

All applicants must apply using the online application and upload the following top three items and submit requests for recommendations online:

  • Transcripts of all previous postsecondary education
  • A statement of purpose describing interest in the program as well as personal goals
  • A current resume/CV

Request two letters of recommendation online from academic or professional sources.

  • Note: A portfolio is not a requirement for this program.

International students whose first language is not English must submit the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. The minimum required TOEFL score is 82 (Internet), IELTS of 6.5, and PTE score of 53. Students who are not international but whose first language is not English must submit the GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. Students may continue to apply after the January 5 deadline until the department is full. Applicants may apply for non-matriculated status if desired and take up to six credits.


Master of Science in Museums and Digital Culture M.S. (Fall and Spring), Manhattan campus

Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university in the arts, humanities, social sciences, or sciences. Applicants must have a superior scholastic record or otherwise give evidence of ability to perform work on the graduate level. Applicants are expected to offer evidence of maturity and leadership potential for the profession. All applicants must apply using the online application. Required documents include:

  • Transcripts of all previous postsecondary education
  • A statement of purpose describing interest in the program as well as personal goals
  • A current resume/CV

Request two letters of recommendation online from academic or professional sources.

International students whose first language is not English must submit the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. The minimum required TOEFL score is 82 (Internet), IELTS of 6.5, and PTE score of 53. Students who are not international but whose first language is not English must submit the GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. Applicants may choose to apply for non-matriculated status and take up to six credits.


Advanced Certificates in the School of Information (Fall and Spring)

Advanced Certificate programs are open to individuals who already hold a master's degree in an area of study related to the certificate program to which they are applying, or to students currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in the School of Information as specified by each certificate program. A TOEFL score of 82 (Internet), IELTS of 6.5, and PTE score of 53 is required.

Archives

Use archival principles and practices to make available documentary materials and historical evidence with long-term value to researchers and the public. This advanced certificate can be taken within the School of Information's MS in Library and Information Science. It can also be taken as a post-master’s program.

Applicants to the post-master’s advanced certificate program must:

  • hold a master's degree in library science, information science, or similar, from an ALA-accredited Masters program
  • submit the online application form, non-refundable application fee, and official transcripts (uploaded online at application)
  • submit a statement of purpose (approximately two pages) online
  • submit a current resume online
  • request two letters of recommendation online from employers, professors, or others able to judge the applicant’s potential for graduate study

Conservation and Digital Curation

Use conservation and digital curation practices in both physical and digital contexts, including born-digital collections, across GLAM institutions (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums). This advanced certificate can be taken within the School of Information's MS in Library and Information Science or MS in Museums and Digital Culture. It can also be taken as a post-master’s program.

Applicants to the post-master’s advanced certificate program must:

  • hold a master's degree in library science, information science, or similar, from an accredited university
  • submit the online application form, non-refundable application fee, and official transcripts (uploaded online at application)
  • submit a statement of purpose (approximately two pages) online
  • submit a current resume online
  • request two letters of recommendation online from employers, professors, or others able to judge the applicant’s potential for graduate study

Digital Humanities

Support research, teaching, and professional development in the area of digital humanities, which applies cutting­-edge technology and methods to age-­old inquiries into culture, meaning, and value. This advanced certificate can be taken within the School of Information's MS in Library and Information Science or MS in Data Analytics and Visualization. It can also be taken as a post-master’s program.  

Applicants to the post-master’s advanced certificate program must:

  • hold a master's degree in humanities, library science or information science from an accredited university
  • submit the online application form, non-refundable application fee, and official transcripts (uploaded online at application)
  • submit a statement of purpose (approximately two pages) online
  • submit a current resume online
  • request two letters of recommendation online from employers, professors, or others able to judge the applicant’s potential for graduate study

Museum Libraries

Integrate digital museum collections and services with physical places and resources and engage with users through museum education and outreach. This advanced certificate can be taken within the School of Information's MS in Library and Information Science, or it can also be taken as a post-master’s program. 

Applicants to the post-master’s advanced certificate program must:

  • hold a master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited Masters program
  • Submit the online application form, non-refundable application fee, and official transcripts (uploaded online at application)
  • submit a statement of purpose (approximately two pages)
  • submit a current resume
  • request two letters of recommendation on the application from employers, professors, or others able to judge the applicant’s potential for graduate study

Museum Studies

Acquire the essential knowledge and skills needed to engage with the museum world as professionals. Offered though the Department of History of Art and Design. This program is available only to students currently enrolled in the MS Museums and Digital Culture or MSLIS/MS History of Art and Design programs. See chair for information on entrance to the program.

SPATIAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

Apply spatial analysis to societal challenges and create impactful visual stories. This advanced certificate can be taken within the MS in Library and Information Science or MS in Data Analytics and Visualization programs. It can also be taken as post-bachelor’s program. Applicants to the post-bachelor’s advanced certificate program must:

  • hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university
  • have superior scholastic records or otherwise give evidence of ability to perform work on the graduate level
  • submit the online application form, non-refundable application fee, and official transcripts (uploaded online at application)
  • submit a statement of purpose describing interest in the program as well as personal goals, and also highlighting evidence of maturity and leadership for the profession
  • submit a current resume/CV
  • request two letters of recommendation on the application from academic or professional sources
  • Note: Portfolios are not required

User Experience

Apply a user-centered perspective to the design and evaluation of interactive technologies. This advanced certificate can be taken within MS in Library and Information Science or MS in Data Analytics and Visualization. It can also be taken as post-master’s program. Applicants to the post-master’s advanced certificate program must:

  • hold a master's degree in arts, humanities, social sciences or science from an accredited university
  • submit the online application form, non-refundable application fee, and official transcripts (uploaded online at application)
  • submit a statement of purpose (approximately two pages)
  • submit a current resume
  • request two letters of recommendation on the application from employers, professors, or others able to judge the applicant’s potential for graduate study