The MLA 2015-2016 program has 26 students.
Forty-percent of our students are American, and the rest are from countries such as China, Vietnam, Nepal, Iran, and India.
Students are able to pursue dual degree with Community and Regional Planning (MLA/MCRP) and concurrent degrees with the interdisciplinary programs of Master of Urban Design (MUD) and Master in Design of Sustainable Environment (M des SE).
The MLA is an accredited professional degree for students with or without an undergraduate degree in landscape architecture. The degree provides skills for students seeking to enter landscape architecture with the intent of practicing as a licensed professional in the public or the private sectors, as well as the basic knowledge required for professional competency as measured by the licensing exam. The MLA degree also offers inquiry competences for continuous post professional study and research.
The program offers three concentration tracks in a topical area – Theory/Urbanism, Technology/Ecology, Advocacy/Community — through coursework and/or an optional thesis and creative component. Students’ concentrations in one of the three tracks will be determined by the student in conjunction with his/her adviser. Concentration electives of 9 credits may be selected from within the college and university from an approved list. Only up to 3 credits can be selected from within the department. In the final year students will be able to take Creative Component or Thesis option with the approval of their major professor and the department Graduate Committee.
Students are able to take advantage of increasing offerings of interdisciplinary graduate-level electives in all college departments, as well as pursue dual degree with Community and Regional Planning (MLA/MCRP) and concurrent degrees with the interdisciplinary programs of Master of Urban Design (MUD) and Master in Design of Sustainable Environment (Mdes SE).
Students interested in the double degree MLA/MCRP program should contact the departments to receive a detailed description of requirements. The department also teaches in the Graduate Certificate Program in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), administered by the Department of Community and Regional Planning.