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Harvard Graduate School of Design

  • No GRE required (2021 application)
  • Open to ALL majors!
  • Master in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning & Design, Design Studies, Design Engineering
  • Summer program (Design Discovery) to explore first-hand what it’s like to pursue a graduate-level studio-based education in architecture, landscape architecture, or urban planning & design

The GSD offers an exciting setting for interaction and the exchange of ideas through a combination of disciplines—architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and urban design—together with the research of our studio-based as well as Design Studies and Doctoral programs. Working in collaboration with colleagues in other schools at Harvard and beyond the University, our programs have a social dimension aimed at the construction of alternative and sustainable futures, engaging in the ethical and political realm through such topics as rapid urbanization, resource scarcity, and the after-effects of disasters. By recalibrating the relationship between tradition and innovation, knowledge and imagination, the Harvard Graduate School of Design is poised to lead design’s global cause.

The GSD is home to several degree programs, including the world's oldest landscape architecture program and North America's longest-standing urban planning program. Please click here to check out our degree programs. Keep in mind that you can combine almost any two master's programs to earn concurrent degrees.

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We also offer a number of non-degree programs; The Loeb Fellowship, Executive Education, and Design Discovery.

If you’re not sure what program is right for you, we’d love to learn more about your background and discuss your options. Please don't hesitate to chat with us!

Please click the links below for more details about each program:

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