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B+MLA


The Bachelor + Master of Landscape Architecture (B+MLA) program provides a seamless course of study beginning with pre-graduate studies during the final year of the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) accredited program, completion of Master of Landscape Architecture graduate studies (MLA) the following year, and conferral of both the BLA and MLA degrees concurrently. The B+MLA program provides graduates with a further competitive advantage in the professional marketplace.

Career options include: Licensed Landscape Architect, Environmental Planner, Environmental Restoration, Land Development, Community Planner, Land Manager.

B+MLA Fast Facts

Credits Required: 30

Time to Completion: 1 Year

Student Cost: $8,500

Salary Range: $35,000-$60,000

Cohort Size: 3-5

Advisor: Pam George


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MLA


Utah State University offers two Master of Landscape Architect degrees. The first is an accredited three-year program where applicants are not required to have a bachelors degree in landscape architecture. Students pursuing this degree have backgrounds in communication, dance, eco-tourism, etc. Because students do not have a background in landscape architecture, the first year of studies is dedicated to bringing student skills and knolwedge up-to-speed. To do this, first-year graduate students will have many classes with undergraduates in the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program. Each MLA student will be given space within the Graduate Studio. However, many classes will be conducted within the undergraduate studio space. To best prepare yourself for the MLA degree, please become familiar with the Adobe Suite Programs (Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop). Other program knowledge which may assist you include AutoCad, ArcGIS, SketchUp, Land F/X and Lumion Pro. These programs will be taught in the courses taken, but not extensively. It is expected students will take the time to learn these programs on their own. 

Career options include: Licensed Landscape Architect, Environmental Planner, Regional Planner, Environmental Restoration, Sustainable Design, Community Planner, Land Manager.

MLA Fast Facts

Credits Required: 80

Time to Completion: 3 Years

Student Cost: $26,000

Salary Range: $50,000-$80,000

Cohort Size: 10-15


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MLA - Advanced 


Meant for students with a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture, the MLA-Advanced Professional degree is a two-year accredited program of study. This program supports the specialization of landscape architects in cultural and historic landscapes, community planning, urban design, open space conservation planning and design, sustainable landscapes, and other faculty supported areas of inquiry.

Career options include: Licensed Landscape Architect, Environmental Planner, Regional Planner, Environmental Restoration, Sustainable Design, Community Planner, Land Manager. 

MLA-Advanced Fast Facts

Credits Required: 50

Time to Completion: 2 Years

Student Cost: $17,000

Salary Range: $50,000-$80,000

Cohort Size: 3-5


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MsBRP


The two-year Master of Science in Bioregional Planning Degree (MsBRP) prepares students for the planning profession and provides them with expertise in landscape level analysis and planning. Graduate education in environmental planning recognizes the importance of the reciprocal relationship between the biophysical attributes of a region and
the human dimensions of settlement and culture. This program prepares future planners and land managers to work within a transdisciplinary environment providing better alternatives for land-use decisions and policy.

Career options include: Environmental Planner, Regional Planner, Community Planner, Transportation Planner, Land Manager

MsBRP Fast Facts

Credits Required: 46

Time to Completion: 2 Years

Student Cost: $17,000

Salary Range: $35,000-$60,000

Cohort Size: 3-5


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PhD


Designed for those wanting to teach landscape architecture at the university level, the mission of this 3-year doctoral program is to (1) prepare students to be faculty members,  (2) engage students in creative intellectual work that contributes to the theory and practice of landscape architecture. Throughout this degree, students will apply critical theories and methods in landscape architecture to address the dynamic issues and scales of natural and built landscapes in the context of human systems.

PhD Fast Facts

Credits Required: 60

Time to Completion: 3 Years

Student Cost: $26,000

Salary Range: $60,000-$100,000

Cohort Size: 3-5


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