Landscape Architecture Masters Student

Our interdisciplinary, hands-on master’s in landscape architecture program will prepare you for an exciting, in-demand career planning and designing outdoor spaces and landscapes. You’ll learn within a diverse, supportive community focused on design, cultural landscapes, and environmental issues.

Expect small classes, personalized instruction, and global travel opportunities as you work toward your degree.

We house a number of research centers and resources to enrich your graduate study, including:

  • Center for Energy Research/Education/Service (CERES)
  • Digital Fabrication Lab (laser cutters, CNC milling/router, woodshop, robot)
  • SimLab (robust 3-D modeling, rendering, animation, video, etc.)
  • Landscape Architecture Computer Lab
  • Architecture Library

Plus, we offer interdisciplinary opportunities through the university’s award-winning outreach programs such as Community-Based Projects and the CAP Indianapolis Center.

You’ll have the freedom to choose your own creative project topic during your final year. Through a structured program of paid internships in professional offices, students also have the opportunity to develop a base of experience for a successful future in practice.

Program 1

You Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture

39 Credits

This option, known as Program 1, is open to students who hold a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from a program accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board.

This two-year (39-credit) program is a second professional degree in landscape architecture intended to provide the opportunity for advanced specialization.

For course descriptions and complete information on program requirements, please consult the Ball State University Graduate Catalog.

See a Sample Schedule

View Graduate Catalog

Meg Caulkins

Our Faculty

Our students work closely with nationally recognized faculty who excel in both the classroom and professional field. Get to know them.

You Have a Degree Related to Environmental Design and Planning Programs

65 credits

Students holding a professional degree in a related environmental design and planning discipline (e.g., architecture, interior design, urban and regional planning, etc.) are placed in Program 2, which includes 46 graduate credit hours and 19 undergraduate credit hours. This two-and-a-half-year program meets accrediting standards for the first professional degree in Landscape Architecture.

This program is language intensive and English proficiency is required. Students in this program must complete foundation courses at the undergraduate level except where previous equivalent course work is documented and approved by Ball State.

See a Sample Schedule

View Graduate Catalog

Robert Baas

Our Faculty

Our students work closely with nationally recognized faculty who excel in both the classroom and professional field. Get to know them.

You Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Another Major

79 Credits

If you have a bachelor's degree outside environmental design, this three-year (79-credit) program—known as Program 3—prepares you for a career in landscape architecture. The program meets accrediting standards for the first professional degree in landscape architecture.

Foundation courses at the undergraduate level are required, except where previous equivalent course work is documented and approved by the department.

For course descriptions and complete information on program requirements, please consult the Ball State University Graduate Catalog. 

See a Sample Schedule

View Graduate Catalog

Malcolm Cairns

Our Faculty

Our students work closely with nationally recognized faculty who excel in both the classroom and professional field. Get to know them.

Careers in Landscape Architecture

With a master’s degree from Ball State’s Department of Landscape Architecture, you’ll get a high return on your investment. And we offer plenty of career-related resources to get you there. Explore career paths.

Paying for Your Education

Ready to Apply?

Applying to our master of landscape architecture program is a two-part process. You’ll need to apply to Ball State’s Graduate School as well as the program itself.

Get Started