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College of Architecture and Environmental Design

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

201 Taylor Hall
Tel: 330-672-2917


In this program, students study urban landscapes with a focus on landscape systems, while balancing ecological and societal determinants. The program emphasizes professional approaches highlighted by sustainable planning and design practices. Students will travel to regional landscapes within the Great Lakes-Ohio River basins to research post-industrial cities, and also have an option to study for a semester at the KSU Florence facility. Individual research studios or multi-disciplinary studios with graduate architecture and urban design students can comprise the final year of study. 

Career Opportunities

Employment of landscape architects is projected to grow 16 percent from 2010 to 2020. Planning, development, construction, restoration and conservation of landscapes will drive employment growth.

(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.

Admission 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.

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

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 — 2 year


The M.L.A.I is currently seeking candidacy status with the intent of gaining Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board accreditation.

Culminating Requirements

Capstone research design project or multi-disciplinary studios.