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 LAAR 64150Design Research
LAAR 00000History Elective

Elective offerings change each semester. For a sampling of recent electives, refer to the school schedule. In addition to landscape architecture electives, certain classes within architecture, urban design, and sustainability may fulfill elective requirements.

LAAR 00000Nat. Syst. Elective

Elective offerings change each semester. For a sampling of recent electives, refer to the schoolschedule. In addition to landscape architecture electives, certain classes within architecture, urban design, and sustainability may fulfill elective requirements.

LAAR 00000Planning Elective

Elective offerings change each semester. For a sampling of recent electives, refer to the schoolschedule. In addition to landscape architecture electives, certain classes within architecture, urban design, and sustainability may fulfill elective requirements.

LAAR 00000Hist./Planning Elective

Elective offerings change each semester. For a sampling of recent electives, refer to the schoolschedule. In addition to landscape architecture electives, certain classes within architecture, urban design, and sustainability may fulfill elective requirements.

LAAR 00000Planning Elective

Elective offerings change each semester. For a sampling of recent electives, refer to the schoolschedule. In addition to landscape architecture electives, certain classes within architecture, urban design, and sustainability may fulfill elective requirements.

Spring Term 2 LAAR 72100Landscape Architecture Thesis Project
LAAR 00000Urbanism Elective

Elective offerings change each semester. For a sampling of recent electives, refer to the schoolschedule. In addition to landscape architecture electives, certain classes within architecture, urban design, and sustainability may fulfill elective requirements.

LAAR 00000Professional Elective

Elective offerings change each semester. For a sampling of recent electives, refer to the schoolschedule. In addition to landscape architecture electives, certain classes within architecture, urban design, and sustainability may fulfill elective requirements.

LAAR 00000Professional Elective

Elective offerings change each semester. For a sampling of recent electives, refer to the schoolschedule. In addition to landscape architecture electives, certain classes within architecture, urban design, and sustainability may fulfill elective requirements.