Graduate Landscape Architecture

Program 2: First Professional Degree (65 hours)

For those who have earned a degree in a related environmental design profession—architecture, interior design, or urban or regional planning (subject to portfolio review of your design skills)—this two and a half year program of study is preparation to become a landscape architect. The program meets accrediting standards for the first professional degree in landscape architecture.

Foundation courses at the undergraduate level are required in this program, except where previous equivalent course work is documented and approved by the department. Competency in MicroStation is your responsibility for this degree.

The following schedule outlines the typical course of study for this program:

FIRST YEAR    
Fall Semester  
Community and Urban Space Design (LA 603) 

4

Landscape Architecture Methods (LA 635)

3

Readings in Landscape Architecture (LA 653)

3

Landscape Plants 1 (LA 341)

4

Total Credits 14
Spring Semester
Site Design (LA 602)

4

Landscape Architectural History (LA 622)

3

Planting Design (LA 645)

3

Elective

3

Total Credits

13

SECOND YEAR
Fall Semester
Environmental Systems and Structures (LA 573)

3

Landscape Architectural Engineering 1 (LA 311)

4

Elective

3

Total Credits 10
Spring Semester
Landscape Architecture Planning and Design (LA 604)

4

Research Methods in Landscape Architecture (LA 651)

3

Landscape Architectural Engineering 2 (LA 312)

4

Professional Practice (LA 460)

2

Total Credits 13
Summer Semester
Internship (LA 668 or LA 669)

0

THIRD YEAR
Fall Semester
Comprehensive Landscape Planning and Design (LA 605)

4

Thesis/Creative Project (THES 698)

6

Landscape Architectural Engineering 3 (LA 413)

4

Internship Documentation (LA 668 or LA 669)

0

Total Credits 14