Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning, MLA

The Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning offers two primary courses of study leading to a professionally accredited Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree. The first professional degree program is three years in length and is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in a field other than landscape architecture or architecture. The second professional degree is two years in length and is designed for those who already hold an accredited bachelor’s degree in either landscape architecture or architecture. Students may be admitted with advanced standing into either of these programs depending upon their respective backgrounds. Dual degree programs with Architecture (MLA/MARCH), City Planning (MLA/MCP), Historic Preservation (MLA/MSHP), Urban Spatial Analytics (MLA/MUSA), or Fine Arts (MLA/MFA) are also available. The Master of Landscape Architecture degree may be combined with Weitzman School of Design certificate programs, such as the Urban Design Certificate. The Department also offers a Certificate in Landscape Studies, designed for students who may wish to augment or focus their prior work through research into landscape topics.

Curriculum

MLA: First Professional Degree

A total of 28 course units are required for graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCourse Units
LARP 501 Studio I 2
LARP 511 Workshop I: Ecology and Built Landscapes 1
LARP 535 Theory I: The Culture of Nature 1
LARP 533 Media I: Drawing and Visualization 1
 Course Units5.00
Spring
LARP 502 Studio II 2
LARP 512 Workshop II: Landform and Planting Design 1
LARP 540 Theory II: History and Theory of Landscape Architecture 1
LARP 542 Media II: Digital Visualization 1
 Course Units5.00
Second Year
Fall
LARP 601 Studio III 2
LARP 611 Workshop III: Site Engineering and Water Management 1
LARP 761 Urban Ecology 1
LARP 543 Media III: Flows: Linear / Non-Linear 1
 Course Units5.00
Spring
LARP 602 Studio IV 2
LARP 781 Contemporary Urbanism 1
LARP 544 Media IV: Futures: Trends and Trajectories 1
Elective 1
 Course Units5.00
Third Year
Fall
LARP 701 Studio V 2
LARP 612 Workshop IV: Advanced Landscape Construction 1
Elective 1
 Course Units4.00
Spring
LARP 702 Studio VI 2
Elective 1
Elective 1
 Course Units4.00
 Total Course Units28.00

MLA: Second Professional Degree

A total of 19 course units are required for graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCourse Units
LARP 601 Studio III 2
LARP 512 Workshop II: Landform and Planting Design 1 Audit
LARP 611 Workshop III: Site Engineering and Water Management 1
LARP 761 Urban Ecology 1
LARP 543 Media III: Flows: Linear / Non-Linear 1
 Course Units5.00
Spring
LARP 602 Studio IV 2
LARP 781 Contemporary Urbanism 1
LARP 540 Theory II: History and Theory of Landscape Architecture 1
LARP 544 Media IV: Futures: Trends and Trajectories 1
 Course Units5.00
Second Year
Fall
LARP 701 Studio V 2
LARP 612 Workshop IV: Advanced Landscape Construction 1
LARP 535 Theory I: The Culture of Nature 1
Elective 1
 Course Units5.00
Spring
LARP 702 Studio VI 2
Elective 1
Elective 1
 Course Units4.00
 Total Course Units19.00

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2019 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.