Graduate Programs

Master of Landscape Architecture II

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 from History, Ecology and Planting, Urban Landscape Systems Theory, Representation and Site Technology and Professional Practice that pertain to their research area of interest.

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

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. 

Total Program Credits: 36

Single Year

Fall Term 1

Spring Term 2