Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.)

Master of Landscape Architecture. Major in Landscape Architecture.

Candidates must fulfill the requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and of the Landscape Architecture program including a 3.0 minimum GPA in order to be considered for admission to the Master of Landscape Architecture first professional degree program. See the College of Graduate Studies section for the general requirements applicable to the degree.

Eighteen of the 36 credits required for the MLA degree must be at the 500 level, including the following courses: LARC 554, LARC 556, LARC 558. The remaining courses required to complete credits for this degree may be 300, 400 or 500-level electives from programs across the university. (300 level electives from Landscape Architecture cannot be used as graduate electives.) (More required courses are listed below under both thesis and nonthesis options)

Students without an undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture are required to pursue the Non-Thesis or Final Project Option:

Non-Thesis Option Requirements

Requirements include:

LARC 554Landscape Architecture Graduate Studio 16
LARC 556Landscape Architecture Graduate Studio 26
LARC 558Landscape Architecture Graduate Studio 36
Research Methods
LARC 562Landscape Architecture Graduate Studio 46
Non-Thesis Elective
LARC 495GIS Applications in Land Planning 23
Total Hours27

The Graduate Thesis Option

Students with an undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture may pursue the Graduate Thesis Option.

Requirements include:

LARC 500Master's Research and Thesis1-16
LARC 554Landscape Architecture Graduate Studio 16
LARC 556Landscape Architecture Graduate Studio 26
Research Methods
Select 3 credits in various research methods3
Graduate Thesis Elective courses
LARC 495GIS Applications in Land Planning 23
LARC 562Landscape Architecture Graduate Studio 46
Total Hours25-40