The program leading to the Master in Architecture II (MArch II) is a post-professional degree intended for individuals who have completed a five-year undergraduate professional program in architecture or its equivalent.
The course of study extends the base of knowledge of the professional field through graduate study with particular emphasis on design. Students advance and expand their theoretical and analytical skills and strengthen disciplinary knowledge. A minimum of one-half of the electives in the student’s curriculum must be from courses offered by the GSD.
Individuals who have completed a comprehensive five-year professional bachelor of architecture degree or its equivalent, demonstrating high achievement in design, are eligible for admission. Programs leading to post-professional degrees do not need to be accredited, as applicants would normally have already completed the degree required for certification.
A minimum of four terms of full-time study in residence is required for award of the degree.
* A minimum of 2 option studios taken over the course of a student’s program must be offered by the Department of Architecture.
** Students are required to fulfill the following distributional electives:
4 units of Discourse and Techniques electives
4 units of Professional Practice electives
4 units of Technologies of Visualization and Fabrication
An approved list of distributional electives is posted each term.
A minimum of one half of the electives in the student’s curriculum must be fulfilled by courses offered at the GSD. Students are eligible to fulfill electives through cross-registered courses at other Harvard schools, MIT, or the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts. For more information on cross-registration, please see the GSD cross-registration info page.
*** MArch II students may opt to do thesis with prior approval from the department. Approval must be obtained by the end of the first year of studies. (A collaborative group thesis or a continuation of the work of an option studio are permissible with prior approval.)
Go to Apply page: https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/admissions/