Graduate Programs

Master of Landscape Architecture II

CCNY Master of Landscape Architecture students explore design, planning, and policy-making to promote civic engagement in complex urban landscape systems, and to advocate for social and environmental equity in response to globalizing economic forces and diminishing natural resources. The program prepares students to meet the challenges of future city design within the dynamic environmental scenario of climate change and the exploding growth of metropolitan areas around the nation and the globe. The program’s position within New York City’s flourishing design community offers students a unique vantage point to participate in socio-environmental design discourse. Our students and faculty are breaking new ground and winning awards.

The advanced-degree program (MLA II) is structured to support students in conceiving and executing a thesis project. This advanced degree demands the acquisition of proficiency in performing research and scholarly pursuit and not a perfection of professional design skills. Other than the required credits for research/ methodology coursework and the final thesis studio, advanced-degree students select electives that pertain to their research area of interest.

MLA II applicants should have an accredited professional degree in landscape architecture, professional practice experience, and a thesis proposal for submission as part of their personal statement.

Total Program Credits: 36
Per-semester courseload: 18 credits
Note: The program reserves the right to admit students with a higher credit requirement if more preparation is needed prior to the thesis studio. 

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