Our Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture offers three degree tracks. Sample course sequences for each degree track can be found under Curricula.
Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) *
This three-year, first-professional accredited track is for individuals seeking to become landscape architects but have no previous background in design. The track consists of 75 total course credits (66 core credits and 9 elective credits), and normally requires a minimum of three years full-time study to complete. Students choosing to enroll part-time extend their studies over a longer period of time.
Master of Science in Landscape Architecture (MSLA)
This two-year track is for individuals seeking to become landscape architects who already possess a professional degree in architecture, landscape architecture, or urban planning. The track consists of 60 credits, and traditionally requires two years of full-time study. Students choosing to enroll part-time extend their studies over a longer period of time.
Accelerated 3+2 (BSAED + MLA)
The accelerated 3+2 track (Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Environmental Design + MLA) is open to undergraduate students in their second year of an associate degree program in architecture and second and/or third year students enrolled in Morgan State's AREN (Architecture and Environmental Design) program. Applicants pursing this track can earn the accredited professional MLA degree within five years of full-time study.
* Admission with Advanced Standing
If you have previous graduate coursework in a design field, you may be eligible for MLA admission with advanced standing. The track consists of between 60-75 total credit hours and typically requires less than three years full-time study to complete. In cases of advanced standing, we will review your transcript to determine if your previous coursework is equal in scope and content to that offered by our curriculum. Morgan State permits us to consider external transfer credit up to a maximum of twenty percent of our required MLA curriculum, or 15 credit hours.