Academic Catalog 2020-2021

General Credentials

APPLICATION FORMS

Graduate applicants are required to apply online at www.pratt.edu/apply. Please use your full legal name on all documents and do not use nicknames or middle names.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

The online application, hosted by CollegeNET, as well as various requirements, may be found at www.pratt.edu/apply. Please note: Pratt’s application enables applicants to request recommendation letters and upload trans­cript(s) online. Writing samples, for those departments that require them, will be uploaded on the application. Visual portfolios are submitted at pratt.slideroom.com. See www.pratt.edu/apply for instructions on submitting your application and supporting documents.

Candidates for graduate admission must submit the following:

  1.  Online graduate application with nonrefundable $50 application fee at www.pratt.edu/apply. (International students must pay a $90 application fee.) Graduate students are required to apply online.
  2. Official course-by-course transcripts from all institutions attended after graduation from secondary school. Make sure each transcript contains the school name and your name before uploading it to the application. Inter­national students must have all transcripts officially translated into English. (Both the official original and the English translation must be uploaded online at our application site.) Students who have studied outside the US in an educational structure different from that in the US (three-year degrees, for example) are asked to submit a credential evaluation provided by WES (www.wes.org) or any other NACES member (www.naces.org) to expedite their application processing. The documents must be officially translated into English before they are submitted to any reputable education evaluation service, e.g., your embassy. Credential evaluations do not include trans­lations, but some services may offer them for an additional cost.
  3. Supporting documents: The following documents should be submitted electronically on the online application site at www.pratt.edu/apply. Please include the following:
    1. Two letters of recommendation from employers, professors, or others able to judge your potential for graduate study in the specific program to which you are applying. Recommendation letters are submitted online. See www.pratt.edu/apply. If your references prefer not to submit online, please ask them to seal their letter in an envelope, sign across the flap, and mail their references to
      Pratt Institute
      Office of Graduate Admissions
      200 Willoughby Avenue
      Brooklyn, NY 11205
      Make sure to contact your references and request a recommendation letter from them. Let them know the process is online.
    2. Additional writing sample (required by City and Regional Planning, Urban Placemaking and Manage­ment, Sustainable Environmental Systems, Historic Preservation, Media Studies, History of Art and Design, Perform­ance and Performance Studies, and Writing only) may be uploaded at the application site.
    3. Résumé (required for Design Management, City and Regional Planning, Historic Preservation, Urban Placemaking, Sustainable Environmental Systems, and all School of Information degree programs; optional for all other graduate programs) should be uploaded to the application site.
    4. Statement of purpose stating your long-range goals, interest in the chosen discipline, and reason for applying to the programs. The statement of purpose, which must be no more than 500 words, should be uploaded to the application site.
  4. TOEFL score, PTE score,  IELTS score, or Duolingo score for international applicants whose native language is not English. Unless otherwise indicated by a specific department, the minimum required TOEFL score is 79 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 550*,  PTE score of 53, IELTS score of 6.5, or a Duolingo score of 105. Please make sure that you register for a test that will enable you to submit your scores by the application deadline. It generally takes two or four weeks to receive the scores, except Duolingo scores which are typically delivered within a week. The Pratt Institute code for TOEFL is 2669. Check www.toefl.org for information on testing sites.
  5. Portfolio: Check under “Department Requirements” for the portfolio requirements for your specific program.

*The TOEFL ITP Plus is available through Vericant 

APPLICANTS FROM CHINA

In order to provide an in­-person interview opportunity for all Chinese applicants or applicants from other countries in Asia who are interested in Pratt Institute, and to process your application faster, we have partnered with Vericant. Vericant will conduct video interviews and short writing samples with our applicants in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, and San Francisco. Vericant does not evaluate candidates but instead posts the interviews online for our admissions team to review. The Vericant interview will form part of your application package if you opt to be interviewed.

Although the Vericant interview is not mandatory, we highly recommend it, as it will give you an excellent opportunity to showcase your skills and professionalism to our admissions team.

To learn more about Vericant and to schedule an interview, please visit Vericant’s website at www.students.vericant.com. Vericant provides interviews in the following cities: Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Nanjing, Qingdao, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Taipei, Wuhan, Xi’an, and Zhengzhou.

MAILING DOCUMENTS

If you are unable to upload your documents, submit them in one envelope, if possible, and mail to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

admissions@pratt.edu
Tel: 718.636.3514 or 800.331.0834
Fax: 718.399.4242

If you plan to send your documents by messenger, please do so before December 24 or after January 2. Pratt closes for winter break during that time.

We strongly suggest making photocopies of all mailed forms for your own records. Please use your full legal name on the application and on all documents, and not nicknames or middle names, so that we are able to match TOEFL scores, transcripts, etc. with your application.

DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS

Graduate programs have different professional requirements. See the following section for specific program requirements.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

Architecture First-Professional MArch (STEM)

(FALL ENTRANCE ONLY), BROOKLYN CAMPUS

Applicants must have received a bachelor’s degree from an institution in the US that is accredited by a recognized regional association or have been awarded the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree from an international institution of acceptable standards. Applicants must present a portfolio providing evidence of their interest in architecture or their visual sensibility through the media of their choice—photography, drawing, essays, videos, etc. Portfolios must be submitted on­line at pratt.slideroom.com. The GRE is required. The GRE code is 2669. A TOEFL of 79 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 550, IELTS of 6.5, Duolingo of 105, or PTE of 53 is required for international students.

Advanced Standing

Architecture First-Professional MArch (STEM)

Advanced Standing (AS) is awarded to applicants with exemplary design capabilities and who have taken architectural design studios, structures, and media-based classes equivalent to those offered in year one prior to entrance. It is awarded at the discretion of the Admissions Committee and the Chair of Graduate Architecture and Urban Design.

Applicants must have received a bachelor’s degree from an institution in the United States accredited by a recognized regional association or have been awarded the equivalent of the bachelor’s degree from an international institution of acceptable standards (though international applicants are less frequently admitted with advanced standing). Applicants must present a portfolio providing evidence of their interest in architecture or their visual sensibility through the media of their choice—photography, drawing, essays, videos, etc. Students interested in applying for advanced standing need to designate this in their Statement of Purpose in the application. Interviews may be scheduled for students requesting advanced standing on campus, off campus, by Skype, or by phone. Portfolios must be submitted online at pratt.slideroom.com. A TOEFL of 79 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 550, IELTS of 6.5, Duolingo of 105, or PTE of 53 is required for international students. The GRE is required. The GRE code is 2669.

Architecture MS Post-Professional (STEM)

(FALL ENTRANCE ONLY), BROOKLYN CAMPUS

This program is three semesters long, beginning in early June and ending in spring. Applicants must have earned a bachelor of architecture (five-year BArch) from an accredited school of architecture or the international equivalent. Applicants should submit all materials as early as possible in order to ensure that there is enough time to review and make decisions and, in the case of international students, to get the I-20. Ideally, applicants (particularly international applicants) should submit all materials, including portfolio, by December 1. Applications will be accepted after the deadline of January 5 only if there is room. A digital portfolio should be submitted at pratt.slideroom.com. A TOEFL of 79 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 550, IELTS of 6.5, Duolingo of 105, or PTE of 53 is required for international students.

Architecture and Urban Design MS Post-Professional (STEM)

(FALL ENTRANCE ONLY), BROOKLYN CAMPUS

This program is three semesters long, beginning in early June and ending in spring. Applicants must have earned a bachelor of architecture (five-year BArch) from an accredited school of architecture or the international equivalent. Applicants should submit all materials as early as possible in order to ensure that there is enough time to review and make decisions and, in the case of international students, to get the I-20. Ideally, applicants (particularly international applicants) should submit all materials, including portfolio, by December 1. Applications will be accepted after the deadline of January 5 only if there is room. A digital portfolio should be submitted at pratt.slideroom.com. A TOEFL of 79 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 550, IELTS of 6.5, Duolingo of 105, or PTE of 53 is required for international students.

Historic Preservation MS

(FALL ENTRANCE ONLY), BROOKLYN CAMPUS

Applicants are welcome from all fields of study. Appli­cants should have received their bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the US or the equivalent from an international institution of acceptable standards. Applications will be accepted after the deadline until the program is full. Applicants must submit, in addition to the general application require­­ments:

  1. a résumé and
  2. an extended piece of writing to support their application for advance study.

The writing sample may be a term paper or report done for work depending on the applicant’s background and is not required to be related to historic preservation. Applicants may also submit additional material that they feel contributes to their application, such as a work sample or portfolio. The GRE or GMAT is not required or considered. All documents, except a visual portfolio, should be uploaded to the application. Visual portfolios should be submitted at pratt.slideroom.com. A TOEFL of 79 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 550, IELTS of 6.5, Duolingo of 105, or PTE of 53 is required for international students.

City and Regional Planning MS

(FALL AND SPRING ENTRANCE), BROOKLYN CAMPUS

Applicants are welcome from all fields of study. Applicants should have received their bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the US or the equivalent from an international institution of acceptable standards. Applications will be accepted after the deadline until the program is full. A TOEFL of 85 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 563, IELTS of 6.5 Duolingo of 110, or PTE of 57 is required for international students. Applicants must submit, in addition to the general application requirements:

  1. a résumé and
  2. an extended piece of writing to support their appli­cation for advance study.

The writing sample may be a term paper or report done for work depending on the applicant’s background and is not required to be related to planning. Applicants may also submit additional material that they feel contributes to their application, such as a work sample or portfolio. The GRE or GMAT is not required or considered. All documents, except a visual portfolio, should be uploaded to the application. Visual portfolios should be submitted at pratt.slideroom.com.

Sustainable Environmental Systems MS (STEM)

(FALL ENTRANCE ONLY), BROOKLYN CAMPUS

Applicants are welcome from all fields of study. Applicants should have received their bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the US or the equivalent from an international institution of acceptable standards. Applications will be accepted after the deadline until the program is full. A TOEFL of 79 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 550,  IELTS of 6.5, Duolingo of 105, or PTE of 53 is required for international students. Applicants must submit, in addition to the general application require­ments:

  1. a résumé
  2. an extended piece of writing, such as a term paper or work report

The writing sample may be a term paper or report done for work depending on the applicant’s background and should indicate an interest in or awareness of issues to be addressed in this program. Applicants may also submit additional material that they feel contributes to their application, such as a work sample or portfolio. The GRE or GMAT is not required or considered. Applications will be accepted after the deadline if there is room. All documents, except a visual portfolio, should be uploaded to the application. Visual portfolios should be submitted at pratt.slideroom.com.

Urban Placemaking and Management MS

(FALL ENTRANCE ONLY), BROOKLYN CAMPUS

Applicants are welcome from all fields of study. Applicants should have received their bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the US or the equivalent from an international institution of acceptable standards. Applications will be accepted after the deadline until the program is full. A TOEFL of 85 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 563, IELTS of 6.5, Duolingo of 110, or PTE of 57 is required for international students. Applicants must submit, in addition to the general application require­ments:

  1. a résumé and
  2. an extended piece of writing to support their application for advanced study.

The writing sample may be a term paper or a report done for work, depending on the applicant’s background, and is not required to be related to placemaking. The GRE or GMAT is not required or considered. All documents should be uploaded to the application.

Facilities Management MS (STEM)

(FALL AND SPRING ENTRANCE), MANHATTAN CAMPUS

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in architecture, construction management, engineering, business, or interior design. Applicants in other fields are eligible but may be required to take non­credit courses in building technology unless they have acquired equivalent knowledge through non­academic experience. The GRE or GMAT is optional; neither is required. Applications will be accepted after the deadline if there is room. A TOEFL of 79 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 550,  IELTS of 6.5, Duolingo of 105, or PTE of 53 is required for international students.

Real Estate Practice MS

(FALL AND SPRING ENTRANCE), MANHATTAN CAMPUS

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in business, political science, urban planning, architecture, construc­tion management, engineering, or interior design. Applicants in other fields are eligible but may be required to take noncredit courses in building technology unless they have acquired equivalent knowledge through nonacademic experience. Applications will be accepted after the deadline until the program is full. Applicants must submit, in addition to the general application requirements, a statement of purpose outlining their professional interest in real estate and community develop­ment. The GRE or GMAT is optional; neither is required. A TOEFL of 79 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 550, IELTS of 6.5, Duolingo of 105, or PTE of 53 is required for international students.

SCHOOL OF ART

Fine Arts MFA

(FALL ENTRANCE ONLY), BROOKLYN CAMPUS

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college, university, art/design school, or the equivalent degree from a recognized international institution. It is not required that applicants have majored in studio art as undergraduates, only that they demon­strate their readiness for the challenges of MFA studies. The 60-credit MFA program in Fine Arts comprises four consecutive 15-week fall/spring semesters and begins in the fall. We welcome visits to Pratt at any time, and interested applicants (or potential applicants) should contact Nat Meade, Assistant Chair of Fine Arts, to schedule an appointment and a tour of facilities/studios (tel: 718.636.3792, email: nmeade@pratt.edu).

In addition to complying with Pratt’s general graduate admissions requirements, applicants to the Fine Arts MFA program must upload the following materials to pratt.slideroom.com:

  1. a portfolio of up to 20 well-selected images (including detail views) of works made in the last 2–3 years; and
  2. information for each image, including the work’s title, dimensions, materials used, and date of completion.

The Graduate Admissions Committee is looking for work that shows the artist’s conceptual and aesthetic direction, as well as the potential for successful growth over the two years of the program. Candidates whose applications are completed and submitted by the January 5 deadline will be given priority consideration for merit scholarships. A TOEFL of 79 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 550, IELTS of 6.5, Duolingo of 105, or PTE of 53 is required for international students.

Photography MFA

(FALL ENTRANCE ONLY), BROOKLYN CAMPUS

Applicants for admission to the MFA degree program in Photography must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college, university, art/design school, or the equivalent degree from a recognized international institution. It is not required that applicants have majored in studio art as undergraduates, only that they demonstrate their readiness for the challenges of MFA studies. The 60-credit MFA program in Photography comprises four consecutive 15-week fall/spring semesters and begins in the fall. We welcome visits to Pratt at any time and interested applicants (or potential applicants) should contact Sara Rafferty, Director of Graduate Studies, to schedule an appointment and tour of facilities/studios (email: sraffert@pratt.edu). In addition to Pratt’s general graduate admissions requirements, applicants to the Photography MFA program must upload the following materials to pratt.slideroom.com:

  1. A portfolio of up to 20 well-selected images (including detail views) of works made in the last 2-3 years
  2. Information for each image, including the work’s title, dimensions, materials used, and date of completion

The Graduate Admissions Committee is looking for work that shows the artist’s conceptual and aesthetic direction as well as the potential for successful growth over the two years of the program. Candidates whose applications are completed and submitted by the January 5 deadline will be given priority consideration for merit scholarships. A TOEFL of 79 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 550, IELTS of 6.5, Duolingo of 105, or PTE of 53 is required for international students.

Digital Arts MFA (STEM)

(FALL ENTRANCE ONLY), BROOKLYN CAMPUS

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college, university, art/design school, or the equivalent degree from a recognized international institution or considerable background in the digital arts. Successful applicants will submit a strong visual portfolio demonstrating a conceptual and aesthetic focus in art or animation. No reviews are done in person, but applicants are encouraged to arrange a visit to the department by calling 718.636.3411. Applicants must submit 12–15 pieces

of work in traditional or digital media online at pratt.slideroom.com. The Graduate Admissions Review Committee is interested in work that reflects creativity, technical facility, and the conceptual skills to develop a sophisticated body of work. A TOEFL of 79 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland  China of 550, IELTS of 6.5, Duolingo of 105, or PTE of 53 is required for international students.

Art Therapy and Creativity Development MPS

(FALL ENTRANCE FOR ACADEMIC-YEAR PROGRAM AND SPRING ENTRANCE FOR LOW-RESIDENCY PROGRAM), BROOKLYN CAMPUS

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in studio art or psychology. Applicants must have 18 under­graduate credits in studio art, to include coursework in drawing, painting, and 3-D media and 12 credits in psychology, to include coursework in developmental and abnormal psychology. A portfolio of 12 to 15 digital images (submit online at pratt.slideroom.com) is required of all applicants. Applicants are contacted for an interview when all credentials have been received. A TOEFL of 100 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 600, IELTS of 7.5, Duolingo of 125, or PTE of 68 is required for international students. No TOEFL waivers will be issued unless student’s first language is English.

Dance/Movement Therapy MS

(FALL ENTRANCE FOR ACADEMIC-YEAR PROGRAM AND SPRING ENTRANCE FOR LOW-RESIDENCY PROGRAM), BROOKLYN CAMPUS

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in dance or psychology. Prerequisites are 6 credits in psychology, to include developmental and abnormal psychology, and 1 credit in anatomy/kinesiology. Students must also have extensive experience in at least two idioms of dance, 1 of which must be modern dance. Students must have experience in body/mind modalities, such as meditation, yoga, or body therapy. Please include a written synopsis of dance training and experience in the statement of purpose, which should be no more than 500 words or two pages. These programs require a personal interview, part of which will include move­ment. A TOEFL of 100 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 600, IELTS of 7.5, Duolingo of 125, or PTE of 68 is required for international students. No TOEFL waivers will be issued unless student’s first language is English.

Arts and Cultural Management MPS

(FALL ENTRANCE ONLY), MANHATTAN CAMPUS

Applicants must demonstrate experience and interest in applying the arts to shape our shared world. The program provides the strategic leadership skills to enable participants to manage, market, innovate, resource, and run a creative enterprise and to use the arts to connect culture, community, and commerce. The required state­ment of purpose should reflect the applicant’s personal vision of how this program fits in with his/her personal and professional goals, including how the applicant hopes to use the skills he/she acquires in this program. The statement should be no more than 500 words, or two pages. A TOEFL of 82 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 553, IELTS of 6.5, Duolingo of 105, or a PTE of 53 is required for international students. The GMAT is optional and not required. Choosing to omit the GMAT will not affect your application negatively.

Design Management MPS

(FALL ENTRANCE ONLY), MANHATTAN CAMPUS

Applicants must demonstrate experience and interest in applying design to shaping our shared world. The program provides the strategic leadership skills to enable participants to manage, market, innovate, resource, and run creative enterprises and shape sustainable strategic ad­van­tages for their firms. The required state­ment of purpose should reflect the applicant’s personal vision of how this program fits in with his/her personal and profes­sional goals, including how the applicant hopes to use the skills he/she acquires in this program. The statement should be no more than 500 words, or two pages. Ideally, applicants should have an undergraduate degree in one of the design disciplines, or another discipline with an interest in working in creative enterprise. We also consider social media managers, engineers, material scientists, and others whose work con­verges with design. A résumé is also required. A TOEFL of 82 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 553, IELTS of 6.5, Duolingo of 105, or a PTE of 53 is required for international students. The GMAT is optional and not required. Choosing to omit the GMAT will not affect your application negatively.

Art and Design Education MA

(INITIAL TEACHING CERTIFICATION)

(fall entrance only), Brooklyn Campus

A 33-credit program open to individuals with a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent, with a minimum of 25 credit hours in art, design, and/or the history of art from an accredited higher education institution, or the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree from an international institution of acceptable standards.

Art and Design Education Advanced Certificate

(FALL ENTRANCE ONLY), BROOKLYN CAMPUS

A 24-credit-hour program open to individuals with an MFA degree or those currently enrolled in the MFA program at Pratt.

Applicants must submit a portfolio of 15 images of work (submit online at pratt.slideroom.com). The required written statement of purpose is given significant consider­ation. Applicants are contacted for a Skype interview when all credentials have been received. A TOEFL of 100 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 600, IELTS of 7.5, Duolingo of 125, or PTE of 68 is required for international students. All applicants are encouraged to schedule a visit to the department by calling 718.636.3637 or emailing awilson2@pratt.edu, or by attending one of our open houses.

Note: New York State now requires that candidates for teacher education leading to certification submit stan­dardized test scores as part of the application process. Applicants for the MA Initial Degrees must submit official scores from the GRE. Pratt’s GRE code is 2669. Your scores are factored into our holistic assessment of your potential capacity to become a teacher of art and design. The stand­ardized test scores are only a partial indicator of your potential, and as such, do not outweigh your other qualifications.

The Art and Design Education programs are New York State Education Department (NYSED)-“approved teacher preparation programs” and meet the new requirements for New York State Initial Teacher Certification in Visual Arts Pre-K–12. However, in order to be recommended for New York State Initial Certification in Visual Arts Pre-K–12, candidates must also have completed a three-credit course in child and adolescent psych­ology and a three-credit course in a foreign language. These courses may be taken at Pratt or transferred from another postsecondary school. Candidates must also have completed the following workshops: Child Abuse Identification Workshop; School Violence Prevention and Intervention Workshop; and training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention. These workshops must be taken with a provider approved by NYSED. Passing scores are also required on the following tests and assessments: Educating All Students (EAS), Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), Content Specialty Test (CST), and Education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA).

SCHOOL OF DESIGN

Industrial Design MID

(FALL ENTRANCE ONLY), BROOKLYN CAMPUS

Applicants should submit a portfolio online at pratt.slideroom.com, including both text (descriptions, problem statement, etc.) and images (from development sketches to finished work). The portfolio must contain examples of drawing as a communication tool, three-dimensional objects, and a basic understanding of design executed through presentation and layout. Showing both the process and execution of a project along with problem solving and research is recommended. Please include any additional materials that tell the story of who you are as a creative person. The MID program is highly collab­orative and includes students from a wide variety of back­grounds. Therefore, in your written statement, discuss aspects of your personal character and background that would contribute to and benefit from a collaborative learning environment A TOEFL of 85 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 563, IELTS of 6.5, Duolingo of 110, or PTE of 57 is required for international students.

MID students can choose the exciting option of spending their entire second year abroad for full credit. The Global Innovation Design program (GID) starts in the fall semester at Keio University in Tokyo and continues in the spring semester at the Royal College of Art (RCA) and Imperial College in London. Applicants are expected to indicate their interest in GID at the time of entering the MID program. Please include an additional statement about your goals and aspirations for international study at GID.

Interior Design MFA

(FALL ENTRANCE ONLY), BROOKLYN CAMPUS

Applicants with an undergraduate degree in interior design, architecture, or other closely related design fields may be eligible to complete the MFA in two years, a total of 60 credits. A portfolio is required. Applicants with under­graduate backgrounds that are unrelated to interior design or architecture, but whose applications indicate a strong aptitude for interior design graduate coursework are required to take a qualifying year of preparatory study, a total of 24 credits, before they continue the MFA degree. These students complete 84 credits in three years. A port­folio for the qualifying year of preparatory study is not required. However, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit samples of creative and/or professional work from relevant disciplines, such as any of the fine arts, industrial design, fashion design, furniture making, exhibition work, communications design, or similar (make sure to attribute your specific contribution in group projects and/or professional work). Submit the portfolio to pratt.slideroom.com.

We do not schedule interviews in person, but applicants are encouraged to arrange a visit to the department by calling 718.636.3630. A TOEFL of 88 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 570, IELTS of 6.5, Duolingo of 115, or PTE of 59 is required for international students.

Communications Design MFA

(FALL ENTRANCE ONLY), BROOKLYN CAMPUS

Applicants must be highly motivated individuals who hold an undergraduate degree in graphic design or related design field, such as industrial or interior design, archi­tect­ure, fine arts, or media arts, but we also give serious con­sider­ation to applicants with a degree/background in non­-design fields, such as communications and journalism, business, liberal arts, and the sciences. Up to 6 credits of qualifying courses may be required for applicants who do not meet all entrance standards but whose applications indicate a strong aptitude for graduate study. All applicants must submit a portfolio of work to be reviewed by an admissions committee comprised of faculty.

Work included in the portfolio may be self-generated, professional assignments, or course assignments done in an undergraduate or graduate program. Your portfolio should contain between 12 and 20 examples of your best work, including drawings, paintings, prints, graphic design, websites, photographs, videos, animations, three-dimensional sculptures or models, or computer-generated artwork. The intent of this portfolio review is for you to demonstrate creative potential and give us enough information about you to determine whether or not this program is appropriate for you. Most important, the Graduate Admissions Committee will determine if you demonstrate the potential to successfully complete the master’s degree program. Submit portfolio online at pratt.slideroom.com. A TOEFL of 90 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 577, IELTS of 7.0, Duolingo of 115, or PTE of 61 is required for international students.

Package Design MS

(FALL ENTRANCE ONLY), BROOKLYN CAMPUS

Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree in graphic design or a related design field, such as industrial or interior design, architecture, fine arts, or media arts, but we welcome applications from individuals with degrees/back­grounds in non-design fields—such as business, liberal arts, and the sciences—who demonstrate a strong aptitude for graduate study. A qualifying program of an additional 6 credits of prerequisite classes may be required for these applicants. All applicants must submit a portfolio of work to be reviewed by an admissions committee composed of faculty. Work included in the portfolio may be personal work, professional assignments, or course assignments done in an undergraduate or graduate program. Your port­folio should contain between 12 and 20 examples of your best work in traditional or digital media. In addition to the portfolio, the written statement of purpose is given significant consideration. The portfolio review is intended to give you the opportunity to demon­strate creative potential and the potential to successfully complete the master’s degree program in Package Design. Submit portfolio online at pratt.slideroom.com. A TOEFL of 90 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland  China of 577, IELTS of 7.0, Duolingo of 115, or PTE of 61 is required for international students.

SCHOOL OF INFORMATION

Library and Information Science MS

(FALL AND SPRING ENTRANCE), MANHATTAN CAMPUS

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. The applicant must have a superior scholastic record or otherwise give evidence of ability to perform work on the graduate level. Applicants are expected to offer evidence of maturity and leadership potential for the profession. All applicants must apply using the online application and include:

  • transcripts of all previous postsecondary education;
  • a statement of purpose describing interest in the program and personal goals;
  • a current résumé/CV; and
  • two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources.

An in-person or telephone interview may be required. Applicants will be contacted by the School of Information if an interview is deemed necessary.

A TOEFL of 82 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 553, IELTS of 6.5, Duolingo of 105, or a PTE of 53 is required for international students. Students who are not international but whose first language is not English must submit the GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE.

Museums and Digital Culture MS

(FALL AND SPRING ENTRANCE), MANHATTAN CAMPUS

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. The applicant must have a superior scholastic record or otherwise give evidence of ability to perform work on the graduate level. Applicants are expected to offer evidence of maturity and leadership potential for the profession. All applicants must apply using the online application and include:

  • transcripts of all previous postsecondary education;
  • a statement of purpose describing interest in the; program and personal goals;
  • a current résumé/CV; and
  • two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources.

An in-person or telephone interview may be required. Applicants will be contacted by the School of Information if an interview is deemed necessary.

A TOEFL of 82 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 553, IELTS of 6.5, Duolingo of 105, or a PTE of 53 is required for international students. Students who are not international but whose first language is not English must submit the GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE.

Data Analytics and Visualization MS (STEM)

(FALL AND SPRING ENTRANCE), MANHATTAN CAMPUS

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. The applicant must have a superior scholastic record or otherwise give evidence of ability to perform work on the graduate level. Applicants are expected to offer evidence of maturity and leadership potential for the profession. All applicants must apply using the online application and include:

  • transcripts of all previous postsecondary education;
  • a statement of purpose describing interest in the program and personal goals;
  • a current résumé/CV; and
  • two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources.

An in-person or telephone interview may be required. Applicants will be contacted by the School of Information if an interview is deemed necessary.

A TOEFL of 82 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 553, IELTS of 6.5, Duolingo of 105, or a PTE of 53 is required for international students. Students who are not international but whose first language is not English must submit the GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE.

Information Experience Design MS (STEM)

(FALL AND SPRING ENTRANCE), MANHATTAN CAMPUS

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. The applicant must have a superior scholastic record or otherwise give evidence of ability to perform work on the graduate level. Applicants are expected to offer evidence of maturity and leader­ship potential for the profession. All applicants must apply using the online application and include:

  • transcripts of all previous postsecondary education;
  • a statement of purpose describing interest in the program and personal goals;
  • a current résumé/CV; and
  • two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources.

Optional: You may also include additional materials to demonstrate your skills and/or interests, which may take the form of an online portfolio, academic research paper, analytical report or presentation, or other relevant work sample. Along with your personal statement, please include a link/URL where we can access these materials and, if necessary, a brief explanation.

An in-person or telephone interview may be required. Applicants will be contacted by the School of Information if an interview is deemed necessary.

A TOEFL score of 82 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 553, IELTS of 6.5, Duolingo of 105, or a PTE of 53 is required for international students. Students who are not international but whose first language is not English must submit the GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE.

Library and Information Science Advanced Certificates

(FALL AND SPRING ENTRANCE), MANHATTAN CAMPUS

See specific requirements here. A TOEFL score of 82 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 553, IELTS of 6.5, Duolingo of 105, or a PTE of 53 is required for international students.

SCHOOL OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES

Media Studies MA

(FALL ENTRANCE ONLY), BROOKLYN CAMPUS

Applicants must submit

  1. a statement of purpose in which they describe their interest in the program, any relevant past coursework or professional activity, and future professional goals, and
  2. 10–20 pages of relevant writing sample(s), with emphasis on critical analysis.

The statement of purpose should be no more than 500 words, or two pages. A TOEFL of 100 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 600, IELTS of 7.5, Duolingo of 125, or PTE of 68 is required for international students.

Writing MFA

(FALL ENTRANCE ONLY), BROOKLYN CAMPUS

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Candidates submit:

  1. a statement of purpose in which they describe how their writing interests align with the vision of the program;
  2. up to 25 pages of relevant writing samples of any genre but with an emphasis on creative work and/or writing that exists in relation to translation, theory, activism, performance, and visual art;
  3. transcripts from all postsecondary institutions; and
  4. two letters of recommendation.

A TOEFL of 100 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland  China of 600, IELTS of 7.5, Duolingo of 125, or PTE of 68 is required for international students. All applicants must follow the standard admissions process for graduate programs at Pratt.

History of Art and Design MA

(FALL ENTRANCE ONLY), BROOKLYN CAMPUS

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Undergraduate study in art and/or design history is encouraged, and at least an introduction to those fields should be included in the comp­leted undergraduate curriculum. Application require­ments include a personal statement, a research paper (5–10 pages), recently earned scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE code 2669), and two recom­mendations A TOEFL of 100 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 600, IELTS of 7.5, Duolingo of 125, or PTE of 68 is required for international students. An in-person or Skype interview may be required.

Performance and Performance Studies MFA

(FALL ENTRANCE ONLY), BROOKLYN CAMPUS

Applicants must have a BA, BS, or BFA from an accredited institution. Candidates must submit

  1. a state­ment of purpose in which they describe their interest in the program, as well as their own goals and preparation;
  2. 10–20 pages of relevant writing sample(s);
  3. transcripts from all postsecondary institutions; and
  4. two letters of recommendation.

Collaborative pairs will be welcomed, but each member must apply separately under the above guidelines. All applicants must follow the standard admissions process for graduate programs at Pratt. A TOEFL of 82 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 553, IELTS of 6.5, Duolingo of 105, or a PTE of 53 is required for international students.

Dual Degree Programs

Pratt offers the following designated dual degree programs:

  • Library and Information Science and Digital Arts MSLIS/MFA (STEM)
  • History of Art and Design and Library and Information Science MA/MSLIS

Applicants should submit one application for the dual degree of choice but must fulfill the minimum requirements for each program. Please see individual program requirements.