Answered By: Nicole Santiago
Last Updated: May 29, 2020     Views: 1006

Any GSD theses received by the library from the academic departments are listed in the HOLLIS catalog. The most recent 10 years of theses are shelved in the stacks, but are not available for circulation. Theses older than 10 years are housed in the Special Collections department of the library, and can be viewed during regular department hours.

GSD Theses are not available through interlibrary loan. 

Theses can be located by author, title or subject. The following keyword searches in HOLLIS are also recommended:

Click here For a complete list of GSD theses.

Click here for Master of Design Studies (MDesS theses.

Click here for Doctor of Design (DDeSS):  harvard university graduate school design doctor design

PhD Dissertations in Architecture, Landscape architecture, and Urban planning. Adminstered by the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences.A primary copy is kept at the Harvard University Archives (Pusey library. The HOLLIS record will indicate if a second copy is avaiable at the Frances Loeb library.

The following keyword searches (HOLLIS Classic recommended) will indicate the PhD dissertations available in these programs:

harvard university ph d architecture
harvard university ph d landscape architecture
harvard university ph d urban planning




A note about online availability:

Some Doctor of Design theses (from 1992-2010) are availale online through Dissertations and Theses: Full text. (Harvard ID and PIN required). The following search in this database will identify the dissertations available:

  • D DES (degree) and Harvard University (School)

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