Landscape Architecture

Curriculum

The Masters of Landscape Architecture program offers three degree tracks:

  • 90-credit MLA (first-professional degree) for students without previous design/planning training or experience;
  • 60-credit MLA (first-professional degree) for those with a design-related undergraduate degree; and,
  • 36-credit MSLA (advanced professional degree) for those already with a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture (BLA) from an accredited landscape architecture program (designed for students wishing to pursue research and hone particular skills within the profession).
COURSE  TITLE CREDITS
FIRST YEAR (FALL SEMESTER)
ENST 510 Environmental Design I 6
LAAR 513 Environmental Resources I 3
ENST 512 Graphics Workshop 3
12
FIRST YEAR (SPRING SEMESTER)
LAAR 520 Studio II: Site Planning 6
LAAR 522 Tech I: Grading & Drainage 3
ENST 770 CAD: Digital Toolbox 3
LAAR 511 History of Landscape Architecture I 3
15
1st YEAR/2nd YEAR (SUMMER)
LAAR 523 Plant Materials & Identification 3
ENST 739 Design & Human Behavior 3
6
SECOND YEAR (FALL SEMESTER)
LAAR 530 Studio III: Nature in the City 6
LAAR 532 Tech II: Materials & Methods 3
LAAR 551 Contemp. Urban Landscape Design (Hist. of Landscape Architecture II) 3
ELECTIVE 3
15
SECOND YEAR (SPRING SEMESTER)
LAAR 540 Studio IV: Urban Communities 6
LAAR 541 Tech III: Advanced Site Construction 3
LAAR 552 Planting Design 3
LAAR 525 Geographic Info Systems (GIS) 3
15
THIRD YEAR (FALL SEMESTER)
LAAR 550 Studio V: Comp. Sustainability 6
LAAR 751 Research Methods 3
ELECTIVE 3
ELECTIVE 3
15
THIRD YEAR (SPRING SEMESTER)
LAAR 560 Studio VI: Master's Project/Thesis 6
LAAR 561 Land. Architecture Professional Practice 3
LAAR 533 Environmental Resources II 3
12
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 90