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College of Architecture and Environmental Design

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

304 Taylor Hall
Tel: 330-672-2789 | Fax: 330-672-3809


The focus for this program is sustainable landscapes with attention on urban areas and regional ecologic, economic and social issues.

Career Opportunities

Employment of landscape architects is projected to grow 16 percent from 2010 to 2020. Planning and development of new construction and redevelopment will drive employment growth. Many employers prefer to hire entry-level landscape architects who have internship experience, which significantly reduces the amount of on-the-job training required.

(Source: U.S. Department of Labor Statistics)

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University general requirements, the applicants to the Master of Landscape Architecture I (first professional degree) are expected to have completed a bachelor degree or equivalent from a college or university with a minimum of 3.00 GPA. Applicants must submit a statement of purpose, curriculum vitae, original transcripts from college(s) previously attended, Graduate Records Examination (GRE) scores, 3 letters of reference and portfolio of design work. International applicants must have a minimum TOEFL score of 80.

Admittance to the Master of Landscape Architecture II degree program requires, in addition to the above, that the applicant holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from an LAAB accredited program.

Please refer to the University policy for graduate admissions.


Graduation Requirements

Minimum 72 credit hours for the Master of Landscape Architecture I degree program and 60 credit hours for the Master of Landscape Architecture II degree program.


M.L.A.I — 3 years
M.L.A.II — 1 year

Study Abroad/Away Opportunities

Students have the option to study at the KSU Florence facility for a full semester in the fall of their second year.

Program Fee



The M.L.A.I is intended to pursue LAAB accreditation.

Culminating Requirements

Capstone project