The Graduate School of Design offers graduate degrees in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning and Design. Some of the school’s degrees require no background in actual design, but others do. All students must take the GRE regardless if they have taken it before.
There are significant prerequisites that must be completed, but they are for enrollment and not for admissions. In other words, students can still apply to their respective program without completing all the prerequisites.
The design school does not accept any transfer work from other institutions, however, so keep that in mind when considering this program. The last thing that you want is to take classes somewhere else only to discover that they won’t transfer when you begin your career at Harvard. Successful applicants typically have at least a 3.4 grade point average and above a 600 verbal and 650 quantitative on the GRE. Students must also submit a portfolio when applying for admissions.
If you don’t have a portfolio yet, then it’s time to begin building it.