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 orGeneral Electives*

Year Two, Track A: OPENStudio Program

Third Term

  • 8 units OPENStudio, Part I
  • 4 units GSD 3290 Teaching Techniques
  • 8 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)
  • 4 units GSD 3290 Teaching Techniques
  • 8 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)
  • 4 units GSD 3290 Teaching Techniques
  • 8 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 professional practice electives

An approved list of distributional electives is posted each term. Please note that some courses may count toward the satisfaction of two distributional electives. For example, an advanced history course may also fulfill a global culture and diversity requirement.

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