For Students Entering Fall 2017

A candidate will be recommended for the Master in Architecture as a professional degree upon satisfactory completion of a minimum of 80 units. MArch II students pursue the following 4 semester course of study:

Year One

First Term

  • 8 units Option Studio
  • 4 units GSD 9601 Proseminar
  • 8 units Distributional or General Electives*

Second Term

  • 8 units Option Studio
  • 12 units Distributional or General Electives*

Year Two, Track A: OPENStudio Program

Third Term

  • 8 units OPENStudio, Part I
  • 12 units Distributional or General Electives*

Fourth Term

  • 12(or 8) units OPENStudio, Part II or Option Studio
  • 12(or 8) units Distributional or General Electives*

or

Year Two, Track B: Thesis

Third Term

  • 8 units Option Studio (Not eligible for studio abroad)
  • 12 units Distributional or General Electives*

Fourth Term

  • 12 units GSD 9301 Independent Design Thesis
  • 8 units Distributional or General Electives*

or

Year Two, Track C: Option Studios

Third Term

  • 8 units Option Studio (Not eligible for studio abroad)
  • 12 units Distributional or General Electives*

Fourth Term

  • 8 units Option Studio
  • 12 units Distributional or General Electives*

Footnotes

* A minimum of one half of the electives in the student’s curriculum must be from courses offered by the GSD. Students are eligible to fulfill electives through cross-registered courses at Harvard schools, MIT or the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts.

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

4 units of Discourse and Techniques electives

4 units of Professional Practice electives

An approved list of distributional electives is posted each term.

For requirements in prior entering years, please contact Ryan Jacob.