Pratt Institute welcomes applications from all qualified students, regardless of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, or disability. Admissions committees base their decisions on a careful review of all credentials submitted by the applicant. Although admission standards at Pratt are high, extraordinary talent may sometimes offset a lower grade point average or test score. If a student is not accepted, this decision is not a negative reflection of the student’s chances for successful completion of similar studies at another institution nor does it preclude the student’s eventual admission to the Institute.
The Office of Graduate Admissions is open weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM from September through May, and from 9 AM to 4 PM in June, July, and August.
Guided Campus Tours
Please see our most up-to-date visit options by visiting our Graduate Visit Page. Prospective graduate applicants or students are encouraged to contact their academic department directly to discuss the program and see the facilities.
Graduate Merit-Based Scholarships
Incoming students will be evaluated by their academic department for merit-based scholarships upon acceptance. These are renewable for the duration of the program for students who maintain a 3.0 GPA and full time status (9 credits minimum per semester). There is no application form. Details are available on our Scholarships Page.
All applicants to graduate programs at Pratt must have received a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the United States or have been awarded the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree from an international institution of acceptable standards. International students should see the General Credentials and General Requirements sections for additional requirements.
Deadline for Applications
Completed applications for most programs (including letters of reference, statement of purpose, transcripts, test scores, and portfolio along with all other required materials) should be submitted by January 5 for fall entrance. Some programs will accept applications after the deadline if there is room. See the General Credentials section for specific department requirements, as well as for information on programs that accept students in the spring. Applicants for the spring semester must apply by October 1, and by November 1 for the low-residency program in Arts Therapy and Dance Therapy. Applications received after that time will be considered only if there is room in a particular program.
Director of Admissions
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions
Graduate Admissions Counselors
Office of Admissions
Myrtle Hall, 2nd floor
718.636.3514 or 800.331.0834