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Graduate Application Requirements: International Applicants

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. Please use a credit card. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Accepted English Proficiency Tests

In addition to the general application requirements, international applicants and permanent residents 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 (PTE) and have test results sent to Pratt Institute, Office of Graduate Admissions, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205, USA. The TOEFL test code for Pratt is 2669. English proficiency test scores must be within one year of the priority deadline of January 5th. Only scores dated January 5th 2022 or later will be accepted.

Pratt accepts the following language tests for applicants to show proficiency: 

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

TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score (for international applicants and permanent residents whose native language is not English). TOEFL paper test scores are not accepted. 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.

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 and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 550, IELTS of 6.5, or PTE of 53 is required. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required 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, 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, or PTE of 53 is required.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE M.L.A. (FALL AND SPRING)

TOEFL score of 79 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 550, IELTS of 6.5, 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, or PTE of 57 is required.

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT 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, 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, or PTE of 53 is required.

REAL ESTATE PRACTICE (FALL AND SPRING)

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

PHOTOGRAPHY M.F.A. (FALL ONLY)

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

SCHOOL OF DESIGN

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

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

INTERIOR IDENTITIES AND SYSTEMS DESIGN M.F.A. (FALL ONLY)

TOEFL score of 85 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 563, IELTS of 6.5, or PTE of 59 is required.

PACKAGING IDENTITIES AND SYSTEMS DESIGN M.S. (FALL ONLY)

TOEFL score of 85 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 563, IELTS of 6.5, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, or PTE of 68 is required. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for fall 2023 applicants.

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, or PTE of 68 is required.

PERFORMANCE AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES M.F.A. (FALL ONLY) (NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2022)

TOEFL score of 82 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 553, IELTS of 6.5, or a 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, 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, or PTE of 68 is required. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is also required for fall 2023.

Acceptance with Possibility of English Courses

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 prior to starting classes at Pratt. Students who need to take some English will take it alongside their academic program. In calculating their expenses, students should budget the tuition equivalent of two credits per semester for Intensive English courses.