Thank you for your interest in applying to the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Application deadlines for Fall 2024 have passed. If you have submitted an application during this cycle, you can access your status portal here.
The application for Fall 2025 will be available in September 2024.
The GSD offers a dynamic setting for the exchange of ideas across the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design, real estate, design studies, and design engineering—united in the pursuit of a more just, coherent, and beautiful world.
We invite you to explore our recorded information sessions led by admissions staff. Each session includes a program overview, application tips, and an introduction to student life at the GSD. Register here to gain access to our video library. If you’d like to explore the GSD campus, we offer weekly tours led by a current student during the fall semester. We also encourage you to explore the GSD through student work and the pages below to learn more about our degree programs, application requirements, student life, and financial aid.
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Applying to the GSD
Deadlines, frequently asked questions, and a summary of application components.
MArch, MLA, MUP, MAUD, MLAUD, MRE, DDes
Explore Degree Programs
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Connect with the GSD
Join us for a virtual info session, visit campus, attend a virtual open house, or stop by our booth at a graduate fair – there are many ways to get to know the GSD.
Life at the GSD
Get an idea of what it’s like to live in Cambridge and study at the GSD. Take a look at our facilities, the neighborhood, and what GSD students have going on outside of the classroom.
Paying for Your Program
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Inside the GSD
“From Virtual by Emergency to Virtual by Design,” the 2020–2021 Irving Innovation Fellows Advance Virtual Pedagogy
Each year, the Irving Innovation Fellowship enables recent Harvard Graduate School of Design alumni…
“Never demolish. Always transform, with and for the inhabitants”: Anne Lacaton delivers inaugural Jaqueline Tyrwhitt Urban Design Lecture
“Living well in the city,” the French architect Anne Lacaton declared, “is the most important…