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) or IELTS 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.

TOEFL or IELTS score (for international applicants whose native language is not English.) Unless otherwise indicated below under each department, the minimum required TOEFL score is 550 (paper) 213 (computer) 79 (Internet) and the required IELTS score is 6.5. 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.

After Acceptance

The scores required for each department are the minimum required scores for admission. To enroll at Pratt, all international students must take Pratt's English Placement Exam unless they submit a minimum of 600 (paper), 250 (computer), 100 (Internet) or have received or will be receiving a Bachelors degree from a college within the U.S. before they enroll at Pratt. 

More information on the English Placement Exam.

Departmental TOEFL/IELTS  Requirements

See the individual programs below for specific minimum required English test scores. 


 

School of Architecture

Architecture First-Professional M.Arch (Fall only)

TOEFL score of 550 (paper), 213 (computer), 79 (Internet),  an IELTS of 6.5, a PTE of 53. GRE is also required.

Post-Professional Architecture M.S. (Summer only)

TOEFL score of 550 (paper), 213 (computer), 79 (Internet), an IELTS of 6.5, or PTE of 53 is required.

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

TOEFL score of 550 (paper), 213 (computer), 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 550 (paper), 213 (computer), 79 (Internet),  an IELTS of 6.5 , or PTE of 53 is required..

Facilities Management M.S. (Fall and Spring)

TOEFL score of 550 (paper), 213 (computer), 79 (Internet),  an IELTS of 6.5, or PTE of 53  is required.

Historic Preservation M.S. (Fall only)

TOEFL score of 600 (paper), 250 (computer), 100 (Internet),  an IELTS of 7.5, or PTE of 68 is required.

Sustainable Environmental Systems M.S. (Fall only)

TOEFL score of 550 (paper), 250 (computer), 79 (Internet), an IELTS of 6.5, or PTE of 53 is required.


School of Art and Design

Art and Design Education M.S. (Fall and Spring)

TOEFL score of 600 (paper), 213 (computer), 100 (Internet),  an IELTS of 7.5, or PTE of 68 is required.

Arts and Cultural Management (Fall and Spring)

TOEFL score of 600 (paper), 250 (computer), 100 (Internet), an IELTS of 7.5, or PTE of 68 is required.

Art Therapy and Creativity Development M.P.S. (Fall and Spring intensive)

TOEFL score of 600 (paper), 250 (computer), 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.

Communications Design M.F.A. (Fall)

TOEFL score of 600 (paper), 250 (computer), 100 (Internet) or an IELTS of 7.5 is required. PTE of 68 is required.

Communications Design M.S. (Fall)

TOEFL score of 575 (paper), 233 (computer), 90 (Internet) or an IELTS of 7.0 is required. A PTE of 61 is required.

Dance/Movement Therapy M.S. (Fall or Spring intensive)

TOEFL score of 600 (paper), 250 (computer), 100 (Internet) or IELTS of 7.5 is required.

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

TOEFL score of 600 (paper), 250 (computer), 100 (Internet) or IELTS of 7.5 is required.

Digital Arts M.F.A. (Fall only )

TOEFL score of 550 (paper), 213 (computer), 79 (Internet) or an IELTS of 6.5 is required. A PTE of 53 is required.

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

TOEFL score of 550 (paper), 213 (computer), 79 (Internet) or an IELTS of 6.5 is required. a PTE of 53 is required.

Industrial Design M.I.D. (Fall and Spring)

TOEFL score of 575 (paper), 233 (computer), 90 (Internet) or an IELTS of 7.0 is required.

Interior Design M.S. (Fall only)

TOEFL score of 600 (paper), 250 (computer), 100 (Internet) or an IELTS of 7.5 is required.

Packaging Design M.S. (Fall)

TOEFL score of 575 (paper), 233 (computer), 90 (Internet) or an IELTS of 7.0 or a PTE of 61 is required. A PTE of 61 is required.

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

TOEFL score of 600 (paper), 250 (computer), 100 (Internet), an IELTS of 7.5 is required. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is also required.


School of Information and Library Science

Library and Information Science M.S.L.I.S.

TOEFL score of 600 (paper), 250 (computer), 100 (Internet), an IELTS of 7.5, or PTE of 68 is required.

Advanced Certificates in Library and Information Science

TOEFL score of 600 (paper), 250 (computer), 100 (Internet), an IELTS of 7.5, or PTE of 68 is required.


Acceptance Decisions

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 programs. 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.