Master of Landscape Architecture + Master of Science in Historic Preservation

The Master of Science in Historic Preservation and Master of Landscape Architecture dual-degree program allows students to earn both degrees in just 35 CUs.

The HSPV/MLA dual-degree is STEM-designated.


Historic Preservation Requirements
Summer Institute0
HSPV 5210American Architecture1
HSPV 6000Documentation, Research, Recording I2
HSPV 6010Documentation, Research, Recording II1
HSPV 6600Theories of Historic Preservation0.5
HSPV 6610Theories of Historic Preservation II0.5
HSPV 7010Historic Preservation Studio2
HSPV 7100Thesis I1
Select 4 HSPV Electives4
HSPV Summer Internship0
Landscape Architecture Requirements
Studio Courses
LARP 5010Studio I2
LARP 5020Studio II2
LARP 6010Studio III2
LARP 6020Studio IV2
LARP 7010Studio V2
LARP 7020Studio VI 12
Theory Courses
LARP 5350Theory I: Histories and Theories of Landscape and Environment1
LARP 5400Theory II: The Culture of Nature1
Media Courses
LARP 5330Media I: Drawing and Visualization1
LARP 5420Media II: Fundamentals of 3D Modeling1
LARP 5430Media III: Landscape and Digital Dynamics1
Workshop Courses
LARP 5110Workshop I: Ecology and Built Landscapes1
LARP 5120Workshop II: Landform and Planting Design1
LARP 6110Workshop III: Site Engineering and Water Management1
LARP 6120Workshop IV: Advanced Landscape Construction1
Other Courses
LARP 7610Urban Ecology1
Select 1 Elective1
Total Course Units35

In cases where there is not a relevant opportunity for an interdisciplinary studio, thesis, or final project, students will be required to submit one upper level course or studio project, taken in either department (or program) to advisors in both departments as evidence of an investigation simultaneously broaching topics in both disciplines. 

Note: Due to the special scheduling required for HSPV dual-degree students, in which there is an academic year that requires 5.5 CUs in one semester and 4.5 CUs in the other semester, no additional tuition charges are assessed for the 10 academic year CUs needed in this situation. However, students who choose to take more than 10 CUs will be subject to Weitzman’s regular overload tuition policies.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.