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Master of Science in Architecture (Post-Professional)

USA

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What will I learn?

The 36-credit, three-semester, fully encapsulated, STEM-accredited (fall, spring, summer) post-professional program aims to expand a student’s previously established professional education by imbuing them with the disciplinary and technical precision to engage in evolving forms of advanced design research, thinking, and practice. The specific focus of the program is on the multifaceted reformulation of architectural mediums—an area of research that explores how architectural design can engage multiple senses via the media and mediums that interact with the built environment. The program centers on architecture as the design of “live experience,” engaging concepts and design methods ranging from architecture to object design, robotics, branding, material visualization, and environmental graphics.

At the pinnacle of Graduate Architecture and Urban Design (GAUD) Directed Research, the program explores a specific scale of architectural projects, the outputs of which hover between oversized products and undersized architecture. The goal of immersing students in directed research is to enhance their individual capacities to ask often difficult and challenging questions facing the profession and discipline through design. Specific to this program is the question of how contemporary and future architecture can harness the design and integration of media in buildings, using the urban and rural environments of Brooklyn, New York City, and the surrounding region as the program’s testing grounds.

Which department am I in?

School of Architecture

Study options

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$71,424.00 per year
Start date

Expected August 2023

Venue

Pratt Institute

Brooklyn Campus,

200 Willoughby Avenue,

BROOKLYN,

New York,

11205, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants to graduate programs at Pratt must have received a four-year bachelor's degree from an institution in the US that is accredited by a recognized regional association or have been awarded the equivalent of the U.S. bachelor's degree from an international institution of acceptable standards.

For international students

Open to students holding a five-year (BArch) or equivalent (MArch) degree in Architecture. Admission is for fall and spring term.

TOEFL score of 79 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 550, IELTS of 6.5, Duolingo of 105, or PTE of 53 is required.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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