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Pratt Institute

School of Design

Brooklyn, NY


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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 first in the country (2018). 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 1,500 talented and dedicated undergraduate and graduate students annually from 72 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.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Industrial Design (MID)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 144

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
Application Fee - International
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 5th January 5th No
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Letters of recommendation, portfolio

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 575
TOEFL IBT score: 90

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships
Career or field-related internships
Federal Work-Study
Financial support for part-time students

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 3.62%
Black or African American 1.11%
White or Caucasian 13%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 6.41%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.28%
Two or more races 1.67%
Unknown 0.56%


Male (22%)
Female (77%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 94
Male (52)
Female (57)

Location & Contact

Address 200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY  11205
United States
Contact Anita Cooney
Dean, School of Design
Phone: 718-687-5744
Fax: 718-636-3410

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