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The application deadlines for fall 2016 admission have passed.  The application for admission for fall 2017 will be available in September 2016.


Architecture (MArch)
    January 5, 2016      
Landscape Architecture (MLA)        
    January 5, 2016      
Urban Planning (MUP)
    January 5, 2016
Urban Design (MAUD/MLAUD)
    January 5, 2016
Doctor of Design (DDes)
    January 5, 2016
Master in Design Studies (MDes)
    January 8, 2016
Master in Design Engineering (MDE)
    January 22, 2016
Financial Aid Application
    February 5, 2016*

    *Financial aid application
     available in January


APPLYING for concurrent degrees within the gsd

Students may concurrently pursue two masters degrees offered by the GSD. If you apply to more than one program, you will need to submit a separate application fee and form for each program and must be admitted into each degree program independently.

For more information, see our page on concurrent and joint degrees.

applying for degree programs With other harvard schools

Students may simultaneously pursue degrees offered by the Graduate School of Design and another Harvard University graduate school. To pursue a GSD degree concurrently with a degree from another Harvard school, you must be admitted into each school independently.

For more information, see our page on concurrent and joint degrees.

PhD students must apply through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


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