Welcome international applicants! Please read thoroughly the general application requirements and the specific department requirements in addition to the international requirements below. 

Please note that our application cannot accept international debit cards. It does accept international credit cards. We apologize for the inconvenience.

English Proficiency

In addition to the general application requirements, international applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the English language if their first language is not English. They may do this by satisfying the following two language requirements. Applicants must submit their TEST of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), IELTS, or Pearson Test of English and have test results sent to Pratt Institute, Graduate Admissions, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205, USA. The TOEFL test code for Pratt is 2669. The TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE are valid for 2 years.

TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score (for international applicants whose native language is not English.) Unless otherwise indicated below under each department, the minimum required TOEFL score is 79 (Internet) and the required IELTS score is 6.5. TOEFL paper test scores are not accepted. The equivalent Pearson Test of English (PTE) is 53. Please make sure that you register for a test that will enable you to submit your scores by the application deadline. It generally takes four to six weeks to receive the scores. Check www.toefl.org for information on TOEFL testing sites.

APPLICANTS FROM CHINA AND KOREA

In order to provide an in-person interview opportunity for all Chinese applicants interested in Pratt Institute and to process your application faster, we have partnered with Vericant. Vericant will conduct video interviews and short writing samples with our applicants in mainland China. Vericant does not evaluate candidates but, instead, posts the interviews online for our admissions team to review. The Vericant interview will form part of your application package if you opt to be interviewed.

Although the Vericant interview is not mandatory, we highly recommend it as it will give you an excellent opportunity to showcase your skills and professionalism to our admissions team.

To learn more about Vericant and to schedule an interview, please visit Vericant's Website.

Vericant Testing Locations

English Placement Test After Acceptance


Departmental TOEFL/IELTS Requirements

See the individual programs below for specific minimum required English test scores, as well as which departments require the GRE test (to deliver scores, Pratt’s school code is 2669).

School of Architecture

Architecture First-Professional M.Arch (fall only) (STEM)

TOEFL score of 79 (Internet), an IELTS of 6.5, or PTE of 53.  Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is also required.

Post-Professional Architecture M.S. (FALL only) (STEM)

TOEFL score of 79 (Internet), an IELTS of 6.5, or PTE of 53 is required.

Post-Professional Architecture and Urban Design M.S. (FALL only) (STEM)

TOEFL score of 79 (Internet), an IELTS of 6.5, or PTE of 53 is required.

City and Regional Planning M.S. (fall and spring)

TOEFL score of 90 (Internet), an IELTS of 7.0, or PTE of 61 is required.

Facilities Management M.S. (fall and spring) (STEM)

TOEFL score of 79 (Internet), an IELTS of 6.5, or PTE of 53 is required.

Historic Preservation M.S. (fall ONLY)

TOEFL score of 79 (Internet), an IELTS of 6.5, or PTE of 53 is required.

Real Estate Practice (fall and spring)

TOEFL score of 550 (paper), 79 (Internet), an IELTS of 6.5, or PTE of 53 is required.

Sustainable Environmental Systems M.S. (fall ONLY) (STEM)

TOEFL score of 79 (Internet), an IELTS of 6.5, or PTE of 53 is required.

Urban Placemaking and Management M.S. (fall only)

TOEFL score of 90 (Internet), an IELTS of 7.0, or PTE of 61 is required.


School of Art

Art and Design Education M.A. - INITIAL CERTIFICATION (fall only)

TOEFL score of 100 (Internet), an IELTS of 7.5, or PTE of 68 is required. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is also required.

ART AND DESIGN EDUCATION – advanced certificate (FALL ONLY)

TOEFL score of 100 (Internet), an IELTS of 7.5, or PTE of 68 is required. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is also required.

Arts and Cultural Management (fall only)

TOEFL score of 82 (Internet), an IELTS of 6.5, or PTE of 53 is required.

Art Therapy and Creativity Development M.P.S. (fall and spring intensive)

TOEFL score of 100 (Internet) or an IELTS of 7.5 is required. No TOEFL waivers will be issued unless student's first language is English. PTE of 68 is required.

Dance/Movement Therapy M.S. (fall and spring intensive)

TOEFL score of 100 (Internet) or IELTS of 7.5 or PTE of 68 is required.

Design Management M.P.S. (fall only)

TOEFL score of 82 (Internet) or IELTS of 6.5 or PTE of 53 is required.

Digital Arts M.F.A. (fall only) (STEM)

TOEFL score of 79 (Internet) or an IELTS of 6.5 or PTE of 53 is required.

Fine Arts M.F.A. (fall only)

TOEFL score of 79 (Internet) or an IELTS of 6.5 or PTE of 53 is required.


School of Design

Communications Design M.F.A. (fall only)

TOEFL score of 90 (Internet) or an IELTS of 7.0 or PTE of 61 is required.

Industrial Design M.I.D. (fall only)

TOEFL score of 85 (Internet) or an IELTS of 6.5 or PTE of 57 is required. *These are the accurate scores for Fall 2019; please disregard the catalog.

Interior Design M.F.A. (fall only)

TOEFL score of 88 (Internet) or an IELTS of 6.5 or PTE of 59 is required.

Packaging Design M.S. (fall only)

TOEFL score of 90 (Internet) or an IELTS of 7.0 or a PTE of 61 is required or PTE of 61 is required.


School of Information

Library and Information Science M.S.L.I.S. (FALL and Spring) 

TOEFL score of 82 (Internet), an IELTS of 6.5, or PTE of 53 is required.

Museums and Digital Culture M.S. (FALL AND SPRING) 

TOEFL score of 82 (Internet), an IELTS of 6.5, or PTE of 53 is required.

Information Experience Design M.S. (FALL AND SPRING) (STEM)

TOEFL score of 82 (Internet), an IELTS of 6.5, or PTE of 53 is required.

Data Analytics and Visualization M.S. (FALL AND SPRING) (STEM)

TOEFL score of 82 (Internet), an IELTS of 6.5, or PTE of 53 is required.

Advanced Certificates in Library and Information Science (FALL AND SPRING) 

TOEFL score of 82 (Internet), an IELTS of 6.5, or PTE of 53 is required.


School of Liberal Arts

History of Art and Design M.A. (fall only)

TOEFL score of 100 (Internet) or IELTS of 7.5 or PTE of 68 is required. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is also required.

Media Studies M.A. (fall Only)

TOEFL score of 100 (Internet) or IELTS of 7.5 or PTE of 68 is required.

Performance and Performance Studies M.F.A. (fall only)

TOEFL score of 82 (Internet) or an IELTS of 6.5 or PTE of 53 is required.

Writing M.F.A (fall only)

TOEFL score of 100 (Internet) or an IELTS of 7.5 or PTE of 68 is required.


DUAL DEGREES

COMBINED HISTORY OF ART AND DESIGN M.A./ FINE ARTS M.F.A (FALL ONLY)

TOEFL Score of 100 (Internet), or IETLS of 7.5 or PTE of 68 is required. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is also required (This degree currently on hold)

COMBINED HISTORY OF ART AND DESIGN M.A. / LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE M.S.(FALL ONLY)

TOEFL score of 100 (Internet), or an IELTS of 7.5 is or PTE of 68 is required. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is also required.

Combined Library and Information Science M.S./Digital Arts M.F.A. (Fall only) 

TOEFL score of 82 (Internet) or an IELTS of 6.5 or PTE of 53 is required.


Acceptance with Possibility of English Courses/Provisional Acceptances

Students who are otherwise acceptable but have low English scores on the TOEFL may be accepted by their departments provisionally and required to take only English until they achieve the TOEFL score or level required by the department, at which time they may enroll in their degree courses. These students would receive an I-20 for English only. The CEP (Certificate of English Proficiency) is a one-year program. Students must take the program for one year at least and be exempt from further English.

Students who are accepted with a possibility of needing English language study indicated on their I-20 and their acceptance letter will be tested for English when they arrive at Pratt. Students who need to take some English will take it with their academic program. In calculating their expenses, students should budget the tuition equivalent of two credits per semester for Intensive English courses.