MArch I and MArch I AP students are required to complete a thesis project in their final semester. The thesis project is an opportunity for students to pursue a design project which they have researched and developed independently. *MArch II students may opt to do a thesis project with approval from the program director (approval must be obtained by the end of the first year of studies).

Independent Design Thesis (GSD 9301) carries 12 units.

*For MArch II students, Independent Design Thesis is taken in place of the fourth-semester Studio Option.

MArch Thesis Program Requirements (for reference only, currently being updated)
Choosing a Thesis Advisor (includes sample faculty list)
Thesis Prep Syllabus (from 2023 for reference/guidance)