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LAEP Graduate Degrees

The Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Department at Utah State University offers four degree types:

  • Doctorate of Landscape Architecture (3 years)
  • Master's of Landscape Architecture - First Professional (3 years)
  • Master's of Landscape Architecture - Advanced Professional (2 years)
  • Master's of Bioregional Planning (2 years)
Each degree type is supported with dedicated faculty and ground-breaking research. Tuition and fees are the same for any graduate level class. To learn more about the cost of our graduate programs, please visit our Graduate Student Financial Aid page.

To apply to any LAEP degree, students must first submit an online application to Utah State University. To complete your online application, GRE scores, a current transcript and GPA, as well as three letters of recommendation will be required. Following the online application, students will be required to mail a physical portfolio to the LAEP office, at the address listed below:

The Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning
c/o Graduate Advisor
4005 Old Main Hill
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-4005

Learn more about the LAEP graduate student admission process at

Doctorate Degree

Students in the Landscape Architecture PhD Program will learn the theoretical, conceptual and methodological issues involved in design research. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to design and conduct design research that employs a variety of methods and that contributes to the theory and practice of landscape architecture. Students will also participate in applied learning experiences and products to prepare them for the professoriate, such as grant writing, writing for publication, and university teaching. Completion of the PhD program will help students maximize their marketability for academic positions at graduation, or contribute significantly to the professional development of current academic faculty.

Masters Degrees

As future landscape architects and planners, students in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning will learn to analyze the way people interact with the world around them and how natural environments interact with built environments. These graduate programs emphasize traditional site scale planning and design, large scale planning and management, and advancing inquiry through research. Students will graduate with the creative and technical skills needed to design and protect the spaces that define a community and region.

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