Landscape Architecture

Curriculum

The Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture  offers two degree tracks:

  • Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) - Accredited first-professional degree for those with no previous background seeking to become landscape architects.
  • Master of Science in Lanscape Architecture (MsLA) -  Degree for those who already hold a first-professional degree in architecture, landscape architecture, or urban planning and wish to pursue research on a given topic.

Below is the curriculum sequence for Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA): 

COURSE  TITLE CREDITS
FIRST YEAR (FALL SEMESTER)
ENST 510 Environmental Design I 6
LAAR 513 Environmental Resources I 3
ENST 512 Graphics Workshop 3
LAAR 505 Plant Materials I: Botany/Horticulture Basics 1
13
FIRST YEAR (SPRING SEMESTER)
LAAR 520 Studio II: Site Planning 3
ENST 573 Principles of Site Planning 3
LAAR 522 Tech I: Grading & Drainage 3
LAAR 506 Plant Materials II: Deciduous Materials 1
LAAR 511 History of Landscape Architecture I 3
13
SECOND YEAR (FALL SEMESTER)
LAAR 530 Studio III: Nature in the City 3
ENST 739 Methods: Design and Human Behavior 3
LAAR 532 Tech II: Materials & Methods 3
LAAR 507 Plant Materials III: Evergreen Materials 1
LAAR 551 Contemporary Urban Landscape Design (History II) 3
13
SECOND YEAR (SPRING SEMESTER)
LAAR 540 Studio IV: Urban Communities 3
CREP 502 Geographic Info Systems (GIS) 3
LAAR 533 Tech III: Environmental Resources III 3
LAAR 552 Planting Design Theory, Field Observation, Studio Application 3
XXX Elective 3
15
THIRD YEAR (FALL SEMESTER)
LAAR 550 Studio V: Comprehensive Studio 6
LAAR 751 Research Methods Workshop 3
XXX Elective 3
12
THIRD YEAR (SPRING SEMESTER)
LAAR 560 Studio VI: Master's Project Studio 3
ARCH 561 Architectural Practices, Law, & Management 3
XXX Elective 3
9
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 75