Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Graduate Admissions

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. Staff listed below may be reached at the phones listed during the pandemic epidemic.  

NOTICE: All campus visits for 2020-21, including campus tours, information sessions, and counselor appointments, are suspended until further notice due to the pandemic. A list of our virtual events including online National Portfolio Days and graduate information sessions is available online. 


Guided Campus Tours (not available for fall 20-spring 21)

Guided campus tours of the Brooklyn campus are scheduled Monday and Friday at 10 AM, 12 PM, and 2 PM. Tuesday and Thursday tours are scheduled at 10 AM and 2 PM. Schedule a campus tour online at, call our Visit Coordinator at 718.636.3779 or 800.331.0834, or email us at 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. There is no application form. Assistantships are awarded to some second-year students. All recipients must be full-time (9 credits minimum per semester).

Graduate Admissions

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 “Enrolling International Students for Admission to Pratt” section for additional requirements.

Deadline for Applications

Completed applications for most programs (including letters of reference, statement of purpose, transcripts, and portfolio) should be submitted by January 5 for fall entrance. Some programs will accept applications after the deadline if there is room. See the “Department Requirements” section for specific deadline information, 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.


Associate Vice President for Enrollment
Dustin Liebenow

Director of Graduate and International Admissions
Natalie Capannelli

Graduate Admissions Counselors
Mark Gens

Brian Mulroney

Megan Porpeglia

Office of Admissions
Myrtle Hall, 2nd floor
718.636.3514 or 800.331.0834
Fax: 718.399.4242