Introduction to the Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute is one of the leading schools of art, design, and architecture in the country, and is recognized internationally for the quality of its faculty, students, and professional programs. Pratt has been educating professionals for productive careers since its founding in 1887.
Faculty of Practicing Professionals at Pratt
Pratt's faculty includes award-winning practicing professionals who bring high standards and current practices to the classroom, and often connect students with internships and jobs. Faculty members have received numerous Tiffany, Fulbright, and Guggenheim awards as well as other prestigious professional awards.
Top Ranked Programs at Pratt
Pratt's graduate programs are typically very highly ranked.Pratt's interior design program ranked among the top 10 in the country according to America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools 2019 by DesignIntelligence. Pratt's graduate program in Interior Design ranked second in the country .The program also ranked in the top three of all “Twelve Key Focus Areas”, holding top spots in engineering fundamentals, interdisciplinary studies, and sustainable built environments/adaptive design/resilient design.
A Diverse Student Body at Pratt Institute
Pratt's international reputation attracts about 1,400 talented and dedicated undergraduate and graduate students annually from 47 states and 75 countries. Backgrounds vary widely since many of Pratt's graduate programs are appropriate for students looking for career change, including the M.Arch first professional degree, industrial design, interior design, communications design, and library and information science among others.
Pratt Is Located in Brooklyn, New York
Pratt Institute's beautifully landscaped 25-acre, park-like main campus is situated among the turn-of-the-century mansions, Victorian brownstones, and wide, tree-lined boulevards of Clinton Hill, one of Brooklyn's landmark designated historic neighborhoods.
Manhattan, the heart of New York City, is only 25 minutes away by subway and offers students a vast array of professional, cultural, and recreational opportunities.
Pratt also has another campus in Manhattan's Chelsea district. "Pratt Manhattan" houses the Institute's graduate programs in arts and cultural management, communications/packaging design, design management, facilities management, and library and information science.
Applying to Pratt
The deadline for applications and all supporting materials, including portfolio, is January 5 for all programs except design management and arts and cultural management, which have a March 1 deadline.
Applicants must submit the online application found at Pratt's Web site. All requirements are found there as well. Early submission of applications with all necessary credentials is highly desirable.
Applications and all supporting documents should be received no later than January 5 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester. Applications received after these dates are considered if openings exist in a particular program.
The TOEFL is required of all students whose first language is not English. Students with four-year degrees from a US institution are not required to take the TOEFL.
The GRE is required for the M.Arch first professional degree, art history, and the joint degree in art history and library science.
The financial aid deadline is February 1.
Departments & Programs
Degrees & Awards
|Master's Degree Requirements||Letters of recommendation, portfolio|
Tuition & Fees
|Financial award applicants must submit:||FAFSA|
|Application deadlines for financial awards||February 1|
|Types of financial support available||
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
|Black or African American||4.04%|
|White or Caucasian||29%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0%|
|Two or more races||2.17%|
|Focus of faculty research:||Social, technological, and human aspects of aesthetic creativity in architectural form|
|Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:||0|