Pratt is continuing to accept applications for all programs for Fall 2014.

If you intend to apply, submit your application and all required materials as soon as possible.
Most departments make decisions by April 1.

Below is a list of program requirements, location, and entrance terms. If you have not yet read the general application requirements please make sure you do that in addition to the specific program requirements below. You can also read more about degree programs and view student work.


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 will be accepted on-line at pratt.slideroom.com. The GRE is required. The GRE code is R2669.  

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. Applicants will be accepted after the deadline of January 5 only if there is room. Portfolio should be submitted at pratt.slideroom.com). Must represent a portfolio 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. 

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. Applicants will be accepted after the deadline of January 5 only if there is room. Portfolio  should be submitted at pratt.slideroom.com). Must represent a portfolio 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. 

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

Applicants should have received their bachelor's degree in any field and in addition to the personal statement must submit an extended piece of writing to support their application for advanced 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. Applications will be accepted after the deadline if there is room.

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

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 (600 words) is required. The GRE or GMAT is optional; neither are required. Applications will be accepted after the deadline if there is room.

Historic Preservation M.S. (Fall and Spring), Manhattan campus

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Applications will be accepted after the deadline until the program is full. TOEFL of 600 (250 or 100 Internet) is required for international students. Writing sample is required.

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

Applicants should have received a bachelor's degree in a scientific, analytical, or technical field. They must submit a writing sample or 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 GMAT is optional. Applications will be accepted after the deadline if there is room.


School of Art and Design

Art and Design Education M.S. (Teacher Certification) (Fall only), Brooklyn campus

M.S. in Art and Design Education (Initial/Professional) A 38-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.   

M.S. in Art and Design Education (Professional) A 34 credit hour program open to applicants who already have their Initial Certification as a Teacher of Visual Arts and have taught full-time for three years.

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

All applicants must submit a portfolio of 15 images of work (submit online at pratt.slideroom.com). The required written statement of purpose is given significant consideration. Applicants are contacted for a Skype interview when all credentials have been received. A three credit course in child and adolescent psychology and a three credit course in a foreign language are also required as pre- or co-requisites. A TOEFL of 600 (250 computer or 100 Internet) is required for international students. All applicants are encouraged to schedule a visit to the department by calling 718.636.3637 or emailing awilson2@pratt.edu.

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/Professional 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 Workshop; School 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 (Fall only), Manhattan campus

Applicants must demonstrate substantial experience in a related field or activity—social community engagement involving the arts. 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 600 (250 computer or 100 Internet) is required of international students. Applications will be accepted throughout the semester. The GMAT is optional.

Art Therapy and Creativity Development M.P.S. (Fall and Spring intensive), 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 to include ceramic/clay work, and 12 credits in psychology, to include course work in general, personality, abnormal and developmental psychology. A portfolio of twelve to fifteen slides or digital images (submit online at pratt.slideroom.com) is required of all applicants. Applicants are contacted for an interview when all credentials have been received. A TOEFL score of 600 (250 computer or 100 Internet) is required of all international students. No TOEFL waivers will be issued unless student's first language is English.

Communications Design:

Pratt now offers both M.S. and M.F.A. degree programs in Communications Design.
 

Communications Design M.F.A. (Fall only), Manhattan 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. Exceptional individuals from disparate disciplines may be admitted provisionally and required to take design foundation courses. 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 personal work, 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 in traditional or digital media. In addition to the portfolio, the written statement of purpose is given significant consideration. 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 be determining if you demonstrate the potential to successfully complete the M.F.A. degree program in Communications Design.

1) Submit online at pratt.slideroom.com  
2) For international applicants whose first language is not English, a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper), 250 (computer), or 100 (Internet) is required.

M.S. Communications Design  (Fall only) and M.S. Package Design (Fall only), Manhattan campus

Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree in graphic design or related design fields such as industrial or interior design, architecture, fine art or media arts, but we give serious consideration to applicants with degree/backgrounds from non-design degrees who demonstrate a strong aptitude for graduate study. A qualifying program of an additional 6 credits of prerequisite classes may be required for these applicants. 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 Masters degree program in Communications Design.

1) Submit online at pratt.slideroom.com
2) For international students whose first language is not English, a minimum TOEFL score of 575 (paper), 233 (computer), or 90 (Internet)

Dance/Movement Therapy M.S. (Fall and Spring intensive), Brooklyn campus

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree, preferably in dance or psychology. Prerequisites are 12 credits in psychology to include general, abnormal, theories of personality, and developmental psychology; and course work 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 600 (250 computer or 100 Internet) is required of all international students. No TOEFL waivers will be issued unless student's first language is English.

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

Applicants should ideally present an undergraduate degree in one of the design disciplines with a minimum of three years professional experience. A resume is also required. A TOEFL score of 600 (250 computer or 100 Internet) is required of international applicants. The GMAT is optional. Applications will be considered throughout the semester up until June 1.

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

Applicants to the Master of Fine Arts in Digital Arts must have an undergraduate degree in art, design 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 (1) online at pratt.slideroom.com (preferred format) or (2) in slide format or prints or (3) in DVD or CD-ROM format but only in addition to slides or print or online submission. CDs or DVDs must be viewable on Macintosh. You may upload video works using the online submission link above. 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. A TOEFL score of 550 (paper), 213 (computer), or 79 (Internet) is required.

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

Applicants for admission to the MFA degree program in Fine Art must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, university or art/ design school. It is not required that applicants have majored in studio art in their undergraduate studies, only that they demonstrate their readiness for the challenges of M.F.A. studies. The 60-credit MFA program in Fine Art comprises four consecutive 15-week fall/spring semesters and begins in the fall. Accepted students may defer entry for one year. Those considering applying are strongly urged to visit Pratt and department tours can be arranged by contacting Nat Meade, Assistant to the Chair, 718.636.3792 (nmeade@pratt.edu). In addition to Pratt’s general graduate admissions requirements, applicants to the M.F.A. in Fine Art are required to upload the following materials to pratt.slideroom.com. 1) A portfolio of up to 20 well-selected images (including detail views) of recent works made in the last 2-3 years. The graduate admissions committee is looking for portfolios that show a serious exploration of an idea through a body of work rather than showing a disconnected sampling of concepts and styles. Applicants may show work in diverse media as long as all of the work shows evidence of a guiding sensibility or idea. 2) A slide list indicating the title, dimensions, materials used, and date of completion for each work submitted; 3) A Statement of Purpose (500 words maximum) outlining the applicant’s interests and goals in pursuing graduate study. Applicants who are notified that they have reached the semi-finalist stage of admissions process will be interviewed on Skype. For international applicants whose first language is not English, a minimum TOEFL score of 580 (paper) 237 (computer) or 93 (Internet) is required.

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. A TOEFL of 575 (paper) 233 (computer) or 90 (Internet) is required.

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

Applicants with an undergraduate degree in interior design or architecture may be eligible for the 48 credit two-year graduate program and must submit a portfolio to pratt.slideroom.com that demonstrates experience, sensibility and skills from previous education and/or professional experience.

A two semester Qualifying Program of an additional 20 credits is required for applicants whose undergraduate backgrounds are unrelated to interior or architecture but whose applications indicate a strong aptitude for graduate study. These students complete 68 credits in three years. Applicants to the Qualifying Program are not required to submit a portfolio, but these applicants are encouraged to submit a portfolio of work from other relevant disciplines and interest such as fine arts, fashion, industrial design, or communications design. This portfolio should also be submitted 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. A TOEFL score of 600 (paper), 250 (computer) or 100 (Internet) is required of international students. 

Theory, Criticism, and History of Art, Design, and Architecture M.S. (Fall only), Brooklyn campus

Applicants must demonstrate skills of observation and description, analysis and criticism, the potential to successfully complete the course work, and to design and present a graduate thesis of merit. Undergraduate study in art and/or design history is encouraged, and at least an introduction in those fields should be included in the completed undergraduate curriculum. Application requirements 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, 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 600 (250 computer or 100 Internet) (sent by testing company). 


School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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

Applicants should have a B.A, B.S, or B.F.A from an accredited institution. Candidate must (1) a statement of purpose in which they describe an interest in the program; (2) 10–20 pages of relevant writing sample(s), with emphasis on analytical writing. 

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. Upload your writing sample with your online application. All applicants must follow the standard admissions process for graduate programs at Pratt.


School of Information and Library Science

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

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. The applicant 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. An in person or telephone interview may be required; applicants will be contacted by the library school if an interview is deemed necessary. The school may request that applicants take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Applicants may apply for non-matriculated status and take up to 6 credits. International students whose first language is not English must submit a TOEFL score of at least 600 (250 computer or 100 Internet). Students who are not international but whose first language is not English must submit the GRE or TOEFL. Students may continue to apply after the January 5 deadline until the department is full. SILS accepts applications on a rolling base. If courses are full, applicants will be moved to the following semester.

Advanced Certificates in Library and Information Science (Fall, Summer and Spring)

Applicants for advanced certificates must hold a master's degree in library science. A TOEFL score of 600 (250 computer, 100 Internet) is required.

Library and information Science Dual Degrees

See requirements for the individual programs.