2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)

CIP Code

04.0601

30-57 credits

Admission requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of both the Graduate School and the Department of Landscape Architecture.

Degree requirements

Track 1: 56 graduate credits, 22 undergraduate credits

The following is the required program of study for candidates not holding professional degrees in landscape architecture or related environmental design and planning areas. Foundation courses at the undergraduate level are required for all candidates in this program except where prior equal course work is documented. This degree program is known as a first professional degree program in landscape architecture.

LA 573Environmental Systems and Structures

3

LA 601Principles of Landscape Architectural Design

4

LA 602Site Design

4

LA 603Community and Urban Space Design

4

LA 604Landscape Architecture Planning and Design

4

LA 605Comprehensive Landscape Planning and Design

4

LA 606Creative Project Studio

4

LA 622Landscape Architectural History

3

LA 645Planting Design

3

LA 650Landscape Architecture Methods

3

LA 651Research Methods in Landscape Architecture

3

LA 652Creative Project Design Seminar

2

LA 653Readings in Landscape Architecture

3

LA 661Design Communications

3

 

LA 668Landscape Architecture Internship

0

or

LA 669Landscape Architecture Internship

0

 

Electives

9

Total Credit Hours:56

Foundation undergraduate courses

LA 211Landscape Architectural Engineering 1

4

LA 280Computer Applications in Landscape Architecture

3

LA 312Landscape Architectural Engineering 2

4

LA 313Landscape Architectural Engineering 3

4

LA 341Landscape Plants 1

4

LA 460Professional Practice

3

Total Credit Hours:22
Other courses may substitute for LA 280 with departmental approval.

Track 2: 46 graduate credits, 19 undergraduate credits

The following is the required program of study for candidates holding professional degrees in related environmental design and planning areas (i.e., architecture, interior design, urban and regional planning, etc.). Foundation courses at the undergraduate level are required for all candidates in this program except where prior equal course work is documented. This degree program is known as a first professional degree program in landscape architecture.

LA 573Environmental Systems and Structures

3

LA 602Site Design

4

LA 603Community and Urban Space Design

4

LA 604Landscape Architecture Planning and Design

4

LA 605Comprehensive Landscape Planning and Design

4

LA 606Creative Project Studio

4

LA 622Landscape Architectural History

3

LA 645Planting Design

3

LA 650Landscape Architecture Methods

3

LA 651Research Methods in Landscape Architecture

3

LA 652Creative Project Design Seminar

2

LA 653Readings in Landscape Architecture

3

 

LA 668Landscape Architecture Internship

0

or

LA 669Landscape Architecture Internship

0

 

Electives

6

Total Credit Hours:46

Foundation undergraduate courses

LA 211Landscape Architectural Engineering 1

4

LA 312Landscape Architectural Engineering 2

4

LA 313Landscape Architectural Engineering 3

4

LA 341Landscape Plants 1

4

LA 460Professional Practice

3

Total Credit Hours:19

Track 3: 30 graduate credits

The following is the required program of study for candidates already holding the first professional degree in landscape architecture.  This degree program is known as an advanced degree in landscape architecture.

LA 651Research Methods in Landscape Architecture

3

LA 653Readings in Landscape Architecture

3

LA electives

6-12

Electives

6-12

 

THES 698Thesis

1 TO 6

or

CRPR 698Creative Project

3 OR 6

Total Credit Hours:30

LA electives/electives include all landscape architecture courses offered at the graduate level and may include independent study courses, and any other electives approved by the program director.

Candidates will complete a minimum of 30 credits of graduate work.

All MLA candidates are also required to make a public presentation upon completion of a thesis or creative project.