Program in Facilities Management School of Architecture Pratt Institute

Program in Facilities Management School of Architecture Pratt Institute

New York, NY
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
39%
61%
student ratio
18
total students
Tuition Cost $31,584
$31,584
average amount to complete degree
January 5
fall application deadline
79%
acceptance rate
1 Degree Offered
degrees offered

Overview

Facilities Management Program at Pratt Institute

Located in New York City, New York, Pratt Institute offers a facilities management program "that teaches innovative approaches to emerging technologies, sustainable practices, and ethical values." The program draws upon New York City's diversity, business environment, history, culture, and abundant resources.

This environment along with talented teachers and comprehensive courses in multiple fields -- including management, planning, design, construction, and operations -- help students gain the skills needed to successfully manage facilities.

Master of Science in Facilities Management

A program of the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute, the Master of Science in Facilities Management degree program has accreditation from the International Facilities Management Association Foundation. Students graduate from the program prepared to assume executive roles in facilities management or build careers in real estate development.

Facilities Management Faculty

The program consists of talented, practicing professionals in the facilities management field and various areas of specialization. Because they are actively engaged in their areas of expertise, faculty members possess current and practical information about their fields.

Forward-thinking and supportive, they help students acquire the business skills and technical expertise needed to fulfill the responsibilities of facilities management such as strategic planning, financial forecasting and budgeting, and construction management.

One of the program's distinguished faculty members, Stephen LoGrasso, has over 25 years of experience in facility and construction management. He has provided services for various clients including Goldman Sachs, CitiGroup, McGraw-Hill and Hertz. His colleague, William Henry, is widely respected for his in-depth knowledge of the infrastructure technologies that are used in constructing smart buildings.

M.S. in Facilities Management Curriculum

Students must earn 50 credits to receive an M.S. in Facilities Management from Pratt Institute. Forty-five of these credits are for course work and 5 of them pertain to the Demonstration of Professional Competence. The M.S. in Facilities Management is accredited by the International Facility management Associate (IFMA).

Core Courses

The core of the program consists of 33 credits of lecture and seminar courses.

Courses include principles of facilities management, real estate development, managerial accounting and finance, facility programming and design, and economic evaluation of facilities.

Elective Courses

The remaining 12 credits of courses are electives in sustainability, preservation, and planning and development. Courses can be taken at the graduate level in the Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development as well as in the architecture, construction management, and interior design programs.

Demonstration of Professional Competence

The Demonstration of Professional Competence is a 5-credit capstone course in which students must demonstrate the analytical and creative capabilities expected of professionals in the facilities management field.

Students may carry out original research, complete work-related projects, or extend course-related work.

Convenience and Flexibility

The M.S. in Facilities Management courses are offered in the evening at Pratt Institute's Manhattan campus. This gives students the flexibility needed to effectively manage their work, study, and research responsibilities.

Graduate Program Costs and Financial Assistance

Costs for attending graduate school at Pratt Institute include fees, tuition, a technology fee, room and board, books and supplies, local transportation (for commuting students), personal needs, and health and counseling fees.

Because Pratt is committed to providing ample financial assistance to make its costs more affordable, it offers graduate students various kinds of need-based and merit-based assistance.

Students may be eligible for scholarships, loans, assistantships, and student employment as well as tuition management programs (that spread payments over the year).

Admissions to the M.S. Program in Facilities Management

The admissions process at Pratt Institute involves meeting two sets of requirements: general and program specific. General admission criteria include a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, college transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and program requirements.

Program specific requirements include a bachelor's degree in the business, architecture, interior design, construction management, or engineering fields. Applicants with undergraduate degrees in other fields may be accepted into the program; however, they may be required to take noncredit technical courses before they can register for program courses.

In addition, applicants must submit statements of purpose that indicate an appreciation of the issues within the facilities management field and discuss their interests in pursuing the degree.

Admissions Interviews

Applicants are encouraged to arrange interviews with representatives of the facilities management program to discuss their interest in and qualifications for the program.


Location & Contact

Program in Facilities Management

School of Architecture
Pratt Institute

144 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011
United States

Regina Cahill

Chairperson

Phone: 212-647-7764
Email: rcahill8@pratt.edu

Ms. Natalie Capannelli

Director of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 718-636-3551
Fax: 718-399-4242
Email: ncapanne@pratt.edu

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Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Facilities Management Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 10
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Thesis Required
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

79% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 24
    • Accepted 19
    • Acceptance Rate 79
    • Enrolled 4
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $90
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 5th January 5th Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreeswriting sample, bachelor's degree, transcripts, and letters of recommendation, portfolio
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & Fees$31,584
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 1
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students18
    • Female Percentage39%
    • Male Percentage61%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students18
    • Part-time Percentage11%
    • Full-time Percentage89%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino17%
    • Black / African American17%
    • White / Caucasian17%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian6%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races-1%
    • Unknown or International Student44%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty6
    • Full-time Percentage17%
    • Part-time Percentage83%
    • Female Percentage17%
    • Male Percentage83%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchBenchmarking, organizational studies, resource planning and management, computer-aided facilities management, value analysis
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

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