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Concurrent Degree Programs in Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture

The Graduate School of Design offers concurrent degree programs in urban planning and landscape architecture. Students must apply to and be admitted to each degree program separately. Admission to or enrollment in one program does not guarantee admission to another program. Students currently enrolled in a GSD degree program who seek admission to a second GSD degree program must follow the same procedures and application deadlines as that required for new applicants. Other regulations regarding concurrent degrees are at:http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/gsd-resources/registrar/academic-procedures/other-policies.html

Below we provide an example program for the MUP/MLA I, MLAI AP, and MLA II. If a student starts in the planning program the semesters would be reordered. Landscape classes are indicated in plain text and planning classes in italics. This program is indicative only and changes in the curriculum, and the individual situations of students, may mean that there will be slight differences in course requirements and sequencing. Your official course of study will be the one worked out with the two program directors based on the requirements in place in your first year of study in each program.

 

MUP/MLA

First Term (landscape) Fall

0 units GSD 1111 Pre-Term Workshop (August)  

8 units GSD 1111 Landscape Architecture I (studio)

4 units GSD 2141 Landscape Representation I

4 units GSD 4141 Histories of Landscape Architecture I

4 units GSD 6141 Ecologies, Techniques, Technologies I

Second Term (landscape) Spring

0 units GSD 1112 Pre-Term Workshop (January)

8 units GSD 1112 Landscape Architecture II (studio)

4 units GSD 2142 Landscape Representation II

4 units GSD 4142 Histories of Landscape Architecture II

4 units GSD 6142 Ecologies, Techniques, Technologies II

Third Term (landscape) Fall

0 units GSD 1211 Pre-Term Workshop (August)

8 units GSD 1211 Landscape Architecture III (studio)

4 units GSD 2241 Landscape Representation III

4 units GSD 3241 Theories of Landscape as Urbanism

4 units GSD 6241 Ecologies, Techniques, Technologies III

Fourth Term (landscape and some planning) Spring

0 units GSD 1212 Pre-Term Workshop (January)

8 units GSD 1212 Landscape Architecture IV (studio)

4 units GSD 3242 Theories of Landscape Architecture

4 units GSD 6242 Ecologies, Techniques, Technologies IV

4 units UP course in Area of Concentration

Fifth Term  (planning) Fall

8 units GSD 1121 First Term Core Urban Planning Studio

4 units GSD 5101 History and Theory of Urban Interventions

4 units GSD 5203 Markets and Market Failure or alternative approved by faculty advisor and program director or exemption exam and urban planning elective

4 units GSD 5201 Urban Politics, Planning, and Development OR GSD 5206 Planning and Environmental Law OR GSD 5502 Urban Governance and the Politics of Planning in the Developing World or alternative planning course approved by faculty advisor and program director

Sixth Term  (planning) Spring

8 units UP Second Semester Core Studio

4 units GSD 5103 Public and Private Development

2 units GSD 5215 Analytic Methods of Urban Planning: Quantitative  or alternative approved by faculty advisor and program director or exemption exam and UP electives

2 units GSD 5216  Analytic Methods of Urban Planning: Qualitative or alternative approved by faculty advisor and program director or exemption exam and UP electives

4 Credits LA Distributional Electives

Seventh Term Fall

8 units UP Concentration Courses

8 units Studio Option

4 Credits LA Distributional Electives

Eighth Term Spring

8 units Studio Option

4 Credits LA Distributional Electives

8 units UP electives

Note: 4 units GSD 3329 Spatial Analysis and Representation would be waived following completion of a year of landscape architecture coursework. A minimum of one studio option must be taken from those offered by the Department of Landscape Architecture.

 

MUP/MLA I AP

First Term (landscape) Fall

0 units GSD 1211 Pre‐Term Workshop (August)


8 units GSD 1211 Landscape Architecture III (studio)


4 units GSD 2241 Landscape Representation III


4 units GSD 3241 Theories of Landscape as Urbanism


4 units GSD 6241 Ecologies, Techniques, Technologies III

Second Term (landscape) Spring

0 units GSD 1212 Pre‐Term Workshop (January)

8 units GSD 1212 Landscape Architecture IV (studio)

4 units GSD 3242 Theories of Landscape Architecture


4 units GSD 6242 Ecologies, Techniques, Technologies IV

4 units GSD 6243 Ecologies, Techniques, Technologies V

Third Term (planning) Fall

8 units GSD 1121 First Term Core Urban Planning Studio

4 units GSD 5101 History and Theory of Urban Interventions

4 units GSD 5203 Markets and Market Failure or alternative approved by faculty advisor and program director or exemption exam and urban planning elective

4 units GSD 5201 Urban Politics, Planning, and Development OR GSD 5206 Planning and Environmental Law OR GSD 5502 Urban Governance and the Politics of Planning in the Developing World or alternative planning course approved by faculty advisor and program director

Fourth Term (planning) Spring

8 units UP Second Semester Core Studio

4 units GSD 5103 Public and Private Development

2 units GSD 5215  Analytic Methods of Urban Planning: Quantitative or alternative approved by faculty advisor and program director or exemption exam and UP electives

2 units GSD 5216  Analytic Methods of Urban Planning: Qualitative or alternative approved by faculty advisor and program director or exemption exam and UP electives

4 units UP course in Area of Concentration

Fifth Term (mixed) Fall

8 units UP Concentration Courses

8 units Studio Option


4 units GSD 4141 Histories of Landscape Architecture I


Sixth Term (mixed) Spring

8 units UP electives

8 units Studio Option

4 units GSD 4142 Histories of Landscape Architecture II


Note: 4 units GSD 3329 Spatial Analysis and Representation would be waived following completion of a year of landscape architecture coursework. A minimum of one studio option must be taken from those offered by the Department of Landscape Architecture.

 

MUP/MLA II

First Term (landscape) Fall

0 units GSD 1211 Pre‐Term Workshop (August)


8 units GSD 1211 Landscape Architecture III (studio)

4 units GSD 2241 Landscape Representation III

4 units GSD 3241 Theories of Landscape as Urbanism

4 units GSD 9641 MLA Proseminar

Second Term (landscape) Spring

8 units Studio Option

4 units GSD 3242 Theories of Landscape Architecture

8 units electives

Third Term (planning) Fall

8 units GSD 1121 First Term Core Urban Planning Studio

4 units GSD 5101 History and Theory of Urban Interventions

4 units GSD 5203 Markets and Market Failure or alternative approved by faculty advisor and program director or exemption exam and urban planning elective

4 units GSD 5201 Urban Politics, Planning, and Development OR GSD 5206: Planning and Environmental Law OR GSD 5502 Urban Governance and the Politics of Planning in the Developing World or alternative planning course approved by faculty advisor and program director

Fourth Term (planning) Spring

8 units UP Second Semester Core Studio

4 units GSD 5103 Public and Private Development

2 units GSD 5215  Analytic Methods of Urban Planning: Quantitative or alternative approved by faculty advisor and program director or exemption exam and UP electives

2 units GSD 5216  Analytic Methods of Urban Planning: Qualitative or alternative approved by faculty advisor and program director or exemption exam and UP electives

4 units UP course in Area of Concentration

Fifth Term (mixed) Fall

8 units UP Concentration Courses

8 units Studio Option

4 units electives

Sixth Term (mixed) Spring

8 units UP electives

8 units Studio Option

4 units electives

Note: 4 units GSD 3329 Spatial Analysis and Representation would be waived following completion of a year of landscape architecture coursework. A minimum of one studio option must be taken from those offered by the Department of Landscape Architecture.

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