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MLA First Professional

The Master of Landscape Architecture program is an accredited three-year program and applicants are not required to have a bachelors degree in landscape architecture. Students from all disciplines have completed our MLA degree. It is designed to prepare students for the landscape architect's challenging role of providing a holistic approach to environmental planning and design. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the landscape architect profession, we strive to prepare our students to be competent not only in landscape architecture fundamentals but also the fundamentals of many other professions. Our MLA students also master the communication skills necessary to achieve meaningful collaboration in the field.

The Graduate Program Director advises all incoming students until they have established their major professor. The major professor, whose interests closely align to those of the student, supervises thesis work. Students, along with their major professor and supervisory committee, determine the 15 credits of electives that best inform their interests. An outside area of emphasis or graduate specialization may be pursued by concentrating elective coursework in another department.

Please view our Master's Thesis options to learn more about what the thesis coursework will entail.