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Graduate Departmental Requirements: History of Art and Design M.A. (Fall only), Brooklyn campus


Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an international institution of acceptable standards. Successful applicants will demonstrate abilities with observation, description, analysis, and critical thinking/reasoning. Applicants should address their potential to complete coursework successfully and to design, research, and write a graduate thesis in a particular field of the History of Art and Design. Undergraduate study in the History of Art and Design, especially introductory courses, is strongly encouraged. Requirements for application include a personal statement describing why you are interested in Pratt and your motivation for the degree, a writing sample (5–10 pages) demonstrating analytic and communication skills (preferably in the area in which you wish to concentrate), recently earned scores from the Graduate Record Examination. Pratt’s GRE code is 2669. The statement of purpose should be no more than 500 words. A TOEFL of 100 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 600, IELTS of 7.5, or PTE of 68 is required for international students. 

The department of the History of Art and Design also offers a dual degree option: a joint MA/MSLIS. Applicants interested in the dual degree program must submit one application to the designated dual degree and meet the requirements for both. The GRE is required for the Fall 2023 season.