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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The Harvard Graduate School of Design does not discriminate against applicants or students on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry or any other protected classification.

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