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Graduate Departmental Requirements: Urban and Community Planning M.S. (Fall and Spring), Brooklyn campus


Applicants are welcome from all fields of study. Applicants should have received their bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the US or the equivalent from an international institution of acceptable standards. Applications will be accepted after the deadline until the program is full. A TOEFL of 85 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 563, IELTS of 6.5 or PTE of 57 is required for international students. Applicants must submit, in addition to the general application requirements:

  1. a résumé and
  2. an extended piece of writing to help demonstrate capacity  for advanced study.

The writing sample may be a term paper or report done for work depending on the applicant’s background and is not required to be related to planning. The applicant needs to be the sole author of the writing sample. Applicants may also submit additional material that they feel contributes to their application, such as a work sample or portfolio. A portfolio is not required for this program.The required statement of purpose should be no more than 500 words and should explain why Pratt’s Urban and Community Planning program will help the student achieve their academic and professional goals. The GRE or GMAT is not required or considered. All documents, except a visual portfolio, should be uploaded to the application. Visual portfolios should be submitted at

Expedited Application for Pratt students to the City and Regional Planning M.S.

Pratt students and recent Pratt graduates are offered an expedited application process to this program. Please see details about this option as well as requirements for admission on this page.