Thank you for your interest in applying to the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
The GSD offers a dynamic setting for the exchange of ideas across the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and design, and design studies—united in the pursuit of a more just, coherent, and beautiful world.
You are welcome to attend our virtual information sessions, hosted weekly by Admissions staff. 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.
The application submission period for Fall 2022 has closed. Please note the deadlines for Fall 2023.
MArch, MLA, MUP, MAUD, MLAUD, MRE, DDes
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Life at the GSD
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Paying for Your Program
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Contact the Admissions Office
Office of Admissions
Harvard Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy Street
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Inside the GSD
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Nexus Podcast: Justin Garrett Moore on the history of Urban Patch and adding marginalized voices to the architectural canon
Season 2, Episode 2: Justin Garrett Moore shares the history of Urban Patch and…
GSD experts on a major barrier to climate crisis mitigation: “The majority of Americans have little experience with the land and its rhythms”
If Earth’s biosphere is in crisis, it is a peculiar sort of crisis. To human…