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International Applicants

Welcome international graduate degree applicants! Please read the general application requirements and the specific department requirements, thoroughly, 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.

Accepted English Proficiency Tests

International graduate degree applicants and permanent residents must demonstrate proficiency in the English language if their first language is not English. For application to Pratt Institute graduate degree programs your English proficiency test scores must have been taken within two years of the priority deadline of January 5th, 2024. Only scores dated January 5th 2022 or later will be accepted.

Pratt accepts the following language tests: 

  1. TOEFL (iBT and Home test)
  2. TOEFL ITP Plus for China (Mainland China only)
  3. IELTS and IELTS Indicator
  4. Cambridge English
  5. Pearson Test of English (PTE)  

Submitting Your Test Score

Please submit documents and test scores electronically using Pratt’s School code 2669. 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, which is typically delivered within a week.

English Proficiency Test Waivers

English proficiency test waivers are available for students who: 

  • are currently enrolled in or have completed within the past 2 years, a 2-year master’s degree or a bachelor’s degree from an American College/University. 
  • are currently enrolled in or have completed within the past 2 years, a 2-year master’s degree or a bachelor’s degree from an international school where the medium of instruction is 100% English. 
  • are a citizen of a country with English as a national language and whose first language is English.

Departmental English Proficiency Test Requirements

See the individual programs below for the specific minimum test score required (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 and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 550, IELTS of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or PTE of 53 is required. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required for all applicants for the 2023 application season.

POST-PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURE M.S. (FALL ONLY) (STEM)

TOEFL score of 79 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 550, IELTS of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or PTE of 53 is required.

POST-PROFESSIONAL URBAN DESIGN M.S. (FALL ONLY) (STEM)

TOEFL score of 79 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 550, IELTS of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or PTE of 53 is required.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE M.L.A. (FALL ONLY)

TOEFL score of 79 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 550, IELTS of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or PTE of 53 is required.

URBAN AND COMMUNITY PLANNING M.S. (FALL AND SPRING)

TOEFL score of 85 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 563, IELTS of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or PTE of 57 is required.

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT M.S. (Not accepting applications for Fall 2024) (STEM)

TOEFL score of 79 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 550, IELTS of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or PTE of 53 is required.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION M.S. (FALL AND SPRING)

TOEFL score of 79 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 550, IELTS of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or PTE of 53 is required.

REAL ESTATE PRACTICE (FALL ONLY)

TOEFL score of 79 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 550, IELTS of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or PTE of 53 is required.

SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS M.S. (FALL AND SPRING) (STEM)

TOEFL score of 79 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 550, IELTS of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or PTE of 53 is required.

URBAN PLACEMAKING AND MANAGEMENT M.S. (FALL ONLY)

TOEFL score of 85 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 563, IELTS of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or PTE of 57 is required.

SCHOOL OF ART

ART AND DESIGN EDUCATION M.A. – INITIAL CERTIFICATION (FALL ONLY)

TOEFL score of 100 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 600, IELTS of 7.5, Cambridge English score of 191, or PTE of 68 is required. 

ART AND DESIGN EDUCATION – ADVANCED CERTIFICATE (FALL ONLY)

TOEFL score of 100 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 600, IELTS of 7.5, Cambridge English score of 191, or PTE of 68 is required.

ARTS AND CULTURAL MANAGEMENT (FALL ONLY)

TOEFL score of 82 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 553, IELTS of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or a PTE of 53 is required.

ART THERAPY AND CREATIVITY DEVELOPMENT M.P.S. (FALL AND SPRING INTENSIVE)

TOEFL score of 100 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 600, IELTS of 7.5, Cambridge English score of 191, or PTE of 68 is required. No TOEFL waivers will be issued unless student’s first language is English.

DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY M.S. (FALL AND SPRING INTENSIVE)

TOEFL score of 100 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 600, IELTS of 7.5, Cambridge English score of 191, or PTE of 68 is required.

DESIGN MANAGEMENT M.P.S. (FALL ONLY)

TOEFL score of 82 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 553, IELTS of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or a PTE of 53 is required.

DIGITAL ARTS M.F.A. (FALL ONLY) (STEM)

TOEFL score of 79 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 550, IELTS of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or PTE of 53 is required.

FINE ARTS M.F.A. (FALL ONLY)

TOEFL score of 79 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 550, IELTS of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or PTE of 53 is required.

PHOTOGRAPHY M.F.A. (FALL ONLY)

TOEFL score of 86 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 550, IELTS of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or PTE of 53 is required.

SCHOOL OF DESIGN

COMMUNICATIONS DESIGN M.F.A. (FALL ONLY) (STEM)

TOEFL score of 85 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 563, IELTS of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or PTE of 57 is required.

FASHION COLLECTION AND COMMUNICATION M.F.A. (FALL ONLY)

TOEFL score of 88 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 570, IELTS of  7.0, Cambridge English score of 185, or PTE of 59 is required.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN M.I.D. (FALL ONLY)

TOEFL score of 85 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 563, IELTS of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or PTE of 57 is required.

INTERIOR DESIGN M.F.A. (FALL ONLY)

TOEFL score of 88 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 570, IELTS of 7.0, Cambridge English score of 185, or PTE of 59 is required.

PACKAGING DESIGN M.S. (FALL ONLY) (STEM)

TOEFL score of 85 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 563, IELTS of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or PTE of 57 is required.

SCHOOL OF INFORMATION

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE M.S.L.I.S. (FALL AND SPRING) (STEM)

TOEFL score of 82 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 553, IELTS of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or a PTE of 53 is required.

MUSEUMS AND DIGITAL CULTURE M.S. (FALL AND SPRING) (STEM)

TOEFL score of 82 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 553, IELTS of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or a PTE of 53 is required.

INFORMATION EXPERIENCE DESIGN M.S. (FALL AND SPRING) (STEM)

TOEFL score of 82 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 553, IELTS of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or a PTE of 53 is required.

DATA ANALYTICS AND VISUALIZATION M.S. (FALL AND SPRING) (STEM)

TOEFL score of 82 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 553, IELTS of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or a PTE of 53 is required.

ADVANCED CERTIFICATES IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE (FALL AND SPRING) 

TOEFL score of 82 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 553, IELTS of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or a PTE of 53 is required.

SCHOOL OF LIBERAL ARTS

HISTORY OF ART AND DESIGN M.A. (FALL ONLY)

TOEFL score of 100 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 600, IELTS of 7.5, Cambridge English score of 191, or PTE of 68 is required. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) required for all applicants for the 2023 application season www.ets.org/gre.

MEDIA STUDIES M.A. (FALL ONLY)

TOEFL score of 100 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 600, IELTS of 7.5, Cambridge English score of 191, or PTE of 68 is required.

MEDIA STUDIES, ADVANCED CERTIFICATE (FALL and SPRING)

TOEFL score of 82 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 553, IELTS of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or PTE of 53 is required.

WRITING M.F.A (FALL ONLY)

TOEFL score of 100 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 600, IELTS of 7.5, Cambridge English score of 191, or PTE of 68 is required.

DUAL DEGREE

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

TOEFL score of 100 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 600, IELTS of 7.5, Cambridge English score of 191, or PTE of 68 is required. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is also required.

English Language Learner Requirements

Should you be accepted and decide to enroll in your program, you may be required to participate in an English Language Learner course. If you submit a TOEFL of 99 and below (or the equivalent on another accepted test) and have not received an admissions TOEFL waiver, you must participate in English Language Learner courses at Pratt (ELL)

Learn more about the program and the cost here: English Language Learner Course