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Thesis Collection

The Pratt Institute Libraries have graduate theses produced by Pratt students going back to the 1960s.

Search for Theses

An easy way to browse theses by department is to use the Advanced Search function in the Library Catalog, which will allow you to search by Subject, Material Type, and Date Range, as highlighted in the image below. See list of Department Names and Subjects in the box below.

Screen Grab showing Advanced Search. Subject: architecture. Material Type: Theses. Date Range: 2015-2020

It is also possible to search by Author, Material Type, and Date Range, if you know the author's name and date of the thesis, as demonstrated below for a thesis deposited in 2018.

Advanced Search Screen Grab. Author: Wander. Material Type: Theses. Date Range: 2018-2018.

Subject Terms

Catalogers apply subject terms to the theses based upon the department, below is a table showing department names and the corresponding subject term, which you can use to search for theses by department in the Library Catalog.

Current Departments

 Department Name

 Subject Term



 Art and Design Education

 Art -- Study and teaching                            

 Art Therapy and Creativity Development

 Art therapy

 City and Regional Planning

 City planning

 Communications Design

 Visual Communication

 Dance / Movement Therapy

 Dance Therapy

 Digital Arts

 Digital Art

 Facilities Management

 Facility Management

 Fine Arts


 Historic Preservation

 Historic preservation

 History of Art and Design

 Art -- History

 Industrial Design

 Industrial design

 Interior Design

 Interior design

 Media Studies 

 Media literacy

 Package Design

 Packaging -- Design

 Performance and Performance Studies        

 Performance Art

 Real Estate Practice

 Real Estate Practice

 Urban Placemaking and Management

 Urban placemaking


 Written communication


Legacy Departments

 Department/School Name 

 Subject Term

 Library School

 Library Science

 Environmental Design

 Environmental Design                                

 Engineering and Technology                          


 Chemical engineering


 Electrical engineering

 Mechanical engineering