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Graduate Departmental Requirements: Design History, Advanced Certificate (Fall and Spring), Brooklyn campus


Applicants must have completed master’s level study prior to application (or be currently enrolled in a master’s degree at Pratt) and show records of superior scholastic performance or otherwise provide evidence of ability to work effectively and professionally on the graduate level. All applicants must apply using the online application. Upload the following items and submit requests for online recommendations as well as the nonrefundable application fee.

  • Official transcripts of all previous college/university education
  • A statement of purpose describing the applicant’s scholarly interest in the program as well as professional goals (no more than 500 words)
  • An academic writing sample (of 6-10 pages)
  • Resumé
  • Two online recommendations from academic and/or professional sources

International students whose first language is not English must submit the TOEFL, TOEFL ITP Plus for China, TOEFL Home Edition, IELTS Indicator , Pearson, or IELTS score.A TOEFL 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 for international students.