Courses
The Master of Landscape Architecture program introduces and explores the theory and practice of landscape architecture. Students entering the program are required to complete between 42 to 111 credit hours. The M.Land.Arch. program actively promotes diversity and is open to individuals with a four-year undergraduate degree. The 3-year program (full-time study) is designed to accommodate a broad diversity of undergraduate backgrounds.

Depending on a student’s academic background, s/he may be given advanced standing in the program. This would be assessed on an individual basis. Students with a Bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture or a Bachelor in Environmental Design with a Landscape + Urbanism option may be eligible to complete their program of study over a four semester period (approximately two years).

All graduate students in the Department of Landscape Architecture pay a set yearly program tuition fee plus other university incidental fees (fee information). These fees are not based on the number of courses or credit hours taken.

MASTER OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE COURSES

Students with B.E.D with L+U option  - 42 credit hours
MLA 3  (required courses)
LARC 7002 Landscape Construction and Professional Practice 3
LARC 7330 LA Studio 3 9
LARC 7340 LA Studio 4  9
LARC 7250 LA Theory 3
LARC 7040 Design Research  3
LARC 7400 Landscape Topics 3
GRAD 7000
GRAD 7030
Thesis or
Practicum
0
0
  Total Credit Hours  30
 
MLA 3  (additional required credits from options below)      
 12
LARC 7310 LD Seminar 1 (3 credits)  
LARC 7320 LD Seminar 2 (3 credits)  
ARCG 7102 Summer Topic Studio (Summer Session) (6 credits)  
LARC 7020 Field Studies (Summer Session) (3 credits)  
  Elective (3 credits)  
   Total Credit Hours  42

 

Design Students - non B.E.D (L+U option) - 75 credit hours
MLA 2 (first year) - subject to Department Head approval
EVLU 4000 Philosophy, Ethics + Aesthetics 3
EVLU 4002 Construction Materials 3
EVLU 4008 Plant Ecosystems + Design 3
EVLU 4016 History of Landscape + Urbanism 3
EVLU 4018 Principles of Urban Design 3
LARC 7222 LA Studio 2 9
EVLU 4014 L + U Studio 6 9
  Total Credit Hours 33/36*
 
MLA 3 (second year)  Required courses
LARC 7002 Landscape Construction and Professional Practice 3
LARC 7330 LA Studio 3 9
LARC 7340 LA Studio 4  9
LARC 7250 LA Theory 3
LARC 7040 Design Research (may also be taken in 2nd year MLA*)  3
LARC 7400 Landscape Topics 3
GRAD 7000
GRAD 7030
Thesis or
Practicum
0
0
  Total Credit Hours  30
 
MLA 3 (second year)   Additional required credits from options below 
12
LARC 7310 LD Seminar 1 (3 credits)  
LARC 7320 LD Seminar 2 (3 credits)  
ARCG 7102 Summer Topic Studio (Summer Session) (6 credits)  
LARC 7020 Field Studies (Summer Session) (3 credits)  
  Elective (3 credits)  
   Total Credit Hours 39*/42
  Total Credit Hours 75

 

Non-Design Students - 111 credit hours
MLA 1 (first year)
* Drawing Workshop (pre-term) Fall 0
* Digital Drawing Workshop (pre-term) Winter 0
LARC 6150 LA Communication 3
EVLU 3002 Site Planning 3
EVLU 3000 History of Designed Environments 3
EVLU 3004 Ecology + Design 3
EVLU 3010 Landscape + Urbanism Theory 3
EVLU 3012 Site Morphology + Grading 3
LARC 7110 LA Studio 1 9
EVLU 3008 L + U Studio 4 9
  Total Credit Hours 36
* May be offered.
 
MLA 2 (second year)
EVLU 4000 Philosophy, Ethics + Aesthetics 3
EVLU 4002 Construction Materials 3
EVLU 4008 Plant Ecosystems + Design 3
EVLU 4016 History of Landscape + Urbanism 3
EVLU 4018 Principles of Urban Design 3
LARC 7222 LA Studio 2 9
EVLU 4014 L + U Studio 6 9
  Total Credit Hours 33/36*
 
MLA 3 (third year) required courses
LARC 7002 Landscape Construction and Professional Practice 3
LARC 7330 LA Studio 3 9
LARC 7340 LA Studio 4  9
LARC 7250 LA Theory 3
LARC 7040 Design Research (may also be taken in 2nd year MLA*)  3
LARC 7400 Landscape Topics 3
GRAD 7000
GRAD 7030
Thesis or
Practicum
0
0
  Total Credit Hours  30
 
MLA 3 (third year)  Additional required credits from options below 12
LARC 7310 LD Seminar 1 (3 credits)  
LARC 7320 LD Seminar 2 (3 credits)  
ARCG 7102 Summer Topic Studio (Summer Session) (6 credits)  
LARC 7020 Field Studies (Summer Session) (3 credits)  
  Elective (3 credits)  
    39*/42
  Total Credit Hours 111