All Academic Programs

MARCH I and MLA I concurrent degree
9 semesters (4 ½ years)

First Term (MArch I first term core)
GSD 1101         First Semester Core Studio: PROJECT (8 units)
GSD 2121         Visual Studies (2 units)
GSD 2122         Projective Representation in Architecture (2 units)
GSD 4121         Buildings, Texts, and Contexts (4 units)
GSD 6121         Construction Lab (2 units)
GSD 6122         Energy in Architecture (2 units)

Second Term (MArch I second term core)
GSD 1102         Second Semester Core Studio: SITUATE (8 units)
GSD 4122         Buildings, Texts, and Contexts (4 units)
GSD 6123         Construction Systems (4 units)
GSD 6125         Environmental Systems in Architecture (4 units)

Third Term (MArch I third term core)
GSD 1201         Third Semester Core Studio: INTEGRATE (8 units)
GSD 2223 or GSD 2224 Digital Media (4 units)
GSD 4223         Buildings, Texts, and Contexts (4 units)
GSD 6227         Structural Design I (4 units)

Fourth Term (MArch I fourth term core)
GSD 1202         Fourth Semester Core Studio: RELATE (8 units)
GSD 6229         Structural Design II (4 units)
GSD 7212         Issues in the Architectural Practice and Ethics (4 units)
Electives           Distributional or General Electives**  (4 units)

Fifth Term (MLA I third term core)
GSD 1211         Pre‐Term Workshop (August) (0 units)
GSD 1211         Landscape Architecture III (studio) (8 units)
GSD 2241         Landscape Representation III (4 units)
GSD 3241         Theories of Landscape as Urbanism (4 units)
GSD 6241         Ecologies, Techniques, Technologies III (4 units)

Sixth Term (MLA I fourth term core)
GSD 1212         Pre‐Term Workshop (January) (0 units)
GSD 1212         Landscape Architecture IV (studio) (8 units)
GSD 3242         Theories of Landscape Architecture (4 units)
GSD 6242         Ecologies, Techniques, Technologies IV (4 units)
GSD 6243         Ecologies, Techniques, Technologies V (4 units)

Seventh Term (MArch + MLA option studio/electives)
Studio Option* (8 units)
GSD 6230         Cases in Contemporary Construction (4 units)
GSD 4141         Histories of Landscape Architecture I (4 units)
Electives           Distributional or General Electives** (4 units)

Eighth Term (MArch + MLA option studio/electives)
Studio Option* (8 units)
Thesis Elective  Elective in Preparation of Thesis (4 units)
GSD 4142          Histories of Landscape Architecture II (4 units)
Electives            Distributional or General Electives** (4 units)

Ninth Term (MArch + MLA thesis/electives)
GSD 9301         Independent Design Thesis (12 units)
Electives           Distributional or General Electives** (8 units)

* One studio option must be taken from those offered by the Department of Architecture and one from those offered by the Department of Landscape Architecture.

** Students are required to fulfill the following distributional electives:

  • 8 units of advanced history electives
  • 4 units of non-Western electives
  • 4 units of professional practice electives (will satisfy both degree requirements)
  • 4 units of history/theory of landscape architecture
  • 4 units of electives in ecology or technologies

An approved list of distributional electives is posted each term by each department. Please note that some courses may count toward the satisfaction of two distributional electives. For example, an advanced history course may also fulfill a non-Western requirement, or an elective in landscape history/theory may fulfill the advanced history elective for architecture, thus opening up a free elective.

General electives may be fulfilled through any course at the GSD or cross-registered courses at Harvard schools, MIT, or the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts.

 

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