Accreditation Statement

Pratt Institute is a coeducational undergraduate and graduate institution chartered and empowered to confer academic degrees by the State of New York. The degrees and for-credit certificates conferred are registered with the New York State Department of Education (NYSED). Pratt is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, 2nd floor west, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104, telephone: 267.284.5000, email: info@msche.org. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.

The School of Architecture’s B.ARCH. and M.ARCH. in Architecture programs are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Pratt is a charter member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and all programs in the School of Design and in the School of Art are accredited by NASAD, with the exception of the M.S. program in Dance Therapy and the M.P.S. programs in Arts and Cultural Management and Design Management. The M.S. in Library and Information Science program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of the American Library Association (ALA). The M.P.S. in Art Therapy program is approved by the Education Approval Board of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) and the M.S. in Dance/Movement Therapy program is approved by the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA).

 The B.F.A. in Interior Design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). Programs in Art and Design Education (B.F.A, B.F.A/M.S., M.S., AdvCert) and M.S. in Library and Information Science Media Specialists (LMS) are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The M.S. in Facilities Management program is accredited by the FM Accreditation Commission of the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) and the M.S. in City and Regional Planning program is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board.