Bachelor & Master (B+MLA)
Beginning in 2018, the LAEP Department offers an accelerated Bachelor+Masters of Landscape Architecture (B+MLA) that provides a seamless course of study beginning with pre-graduate studies during the Bachelors of Landscape Architecture (BLA) senior year, completion of Masters of Landscape Architecture graduate studies (MLA) the following year, and conferral of both the BLA and MLA degrees concurrently upon completion.
The accelerated B+MLA allows advanced LAEP undergraduates the opportunity to pursue a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree program within an accelerated time frame of 5 academic years. This provides graduates a further competitive advantage in the professional marketplace, fosters integration and interaction between undergraduate and graduate programs, while maintaining the expectations and disciplinary exposure of each individual degree program.
In addition to fast-tracking toward a degree, the B+MLA program allows students to only pay graduate tuition rates for one year, instead of two. During a student's senior year, they take up to nine graduate level credits, but pay undergraduate level tuition and contribute to the senior capstone class.
How to Apply
Students must apply through Utah State University's application portal, applynow.usu.edu. In completing the application, please be aware of the following:
- There is a $55 non-refundable application fee.
- Transcripts do not need to be submitted, as students are already Utah State students, and their transcripts will be collected automatically.
- GRE scores must be sent to and received by Utah State before applications are marked as complete, and the LAEP Department is allowed to review them.
- Students should put their anticipated entry term as the semester they will begin paying graduate tuition (the fall semester of their 5th year of study).
If there are any questions regarding the application process, please contact Katie Stringham at email@example.com.
Preference is given to applications completed by March 15. Complete applications will have a student's resume, letter of intent, unofficial transcripts, contact information for three references and GRE scores.
Apply for the B+MLA Program (Junior Year)
Program Mission Statement
The mission of the accelerated B+MLA program in Landscape Architecture is to (1) prepare future professionals to address the dynamic issues and scales of landscapes across the Intermountain West and around the world, and (2) engage in creative intellectual work that contributes to the theory and practice of landscape architecture.