Pratt Institute

School of Information

144 West 14th Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10011-7301

Contact

Anthony Cocciolo
Dean
Phone: 212-647-7702
Fax: 212-367-2492

Degrees/Certificates Offered

  • Advanced Certificate in Archives
  • Advanced Certificate in Conservation and Digital Curation
  • Advanced Certificate in Digital Humanities
  • Advanced Certificate in Museum Libraries
  • Advanced Certificate in Spatial Analysis & Design
  • Advanced Certificate in User Experience
  • MS in Data Analytics and Visualization
  • MS in Information Experience Design
  • MS in Museums and Digital Culture
  • MS(LIS) - Masters of Science/Library and Information Science
  • MS(LIS)/MS(Art History)

Programs Offered

On Campus

Program Philosophy

Our Vision

We empower people to improve lives and communities through information, knowledge, and culture.

Our Mission

Our mission is to lead the information field, through teaching and research, in making connections with the arts, culture, and technology. We create knowledge, encourage knowledge sharing, and educate creative, critical, and socially responsible professionals who participate in, contribute to, and improve the information society.

Facilities

Situated on the border of Chelsea and Greenwich Village, Pratt Manhattan Center serves as a lively learning environment with convenient and easy access to some of the most renowned cultural institutions in New York City. 

Most of our classes are held in one of our many specialized labs and seminar/lab classrooms, which are all equipped with the latest computers (both Mac and PC) and are designed for interactive and participatory learning.

Practicum/Internships/Assistantships Offered?

The School regularly develops and cultivates collaborative relationships and strategic partnerships with a range of organizations that expand research and learning opportunities for students and faculty. Recent examples include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Frick Art Reference Library, Lesbian Herstory Archives, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, American Jewish Historical Society, Greenwood Cemetery, Interference Archive, New York Hall of Science, NYC Department of Education, NYC Media Lab, Brooklyn Connections, Columbia University Libraries, and the NYC Mayor's Office of Data Analytics.

Experiential learning opportunities include:

  • Practicum: The Practicum is taken for graduate credit (LIS 698 3 credits) and features a project drawn from 120 hours of on-site work experience supervised by an information professional. Students can choose from a wide range of wonderful practicum sites that reflect their area of interest, such as one of New York City’s great libraries, archives, museums, non-profits, information design firms, publishers and other corporate content providers.
  • Fellowships: Our highly competitive Fellowship program is a two-semester practicum scholarship designed to provide students exceptional professional-level experience. Fellows receive tuition scholarships and are required to complete 120 hours of on-site work per semester at one of our many partner institutions.
  • Project-Based Courses: The School curriculum offers students multiple opportunities for practical, hands-on learning. Many courses include project-based collaborations with local libraries, archives, museums, start-ups, non-profits, and other external organizations, while other courses are held off-site at some of NYC's leading cultural institutions.

 

Research

Research or special studies dealing with a problem of particular interest to the student is completed under direction of a member of the faculty. This research fulfills three credits hours. 

Faculty Information

Full-time Faculty: 11
Part-time Faculty: 25
Tenured Faculty: 7
Student Chapter: Pratt Institute