Your course of study in the MSLA program is highly flexible and allows you to build a customized plan that supports your area of interest while collaborating directly with faculty. The program culminates in a Master’s thesis paper or project, making it an excellent choice for designers looking to hone their skills and develop a specialization. This degree is for advanced study and research in the discipline and is not an accredited degree. Please note, admission is contingent upon finding a faculty member prepared to act as an advisor for your research.
Master of Science in Landscape Architecture Degree
The MSLA degree has a strong research focus and often serves as a precursor to doctoral study. In other cases, the MSLA is pursued in conjunction with a professional degree, such as an MLA or M.Arch.
Students in the MSLA program may concurrently pursue an MLA. Application and acceptance to both programs is required to pursue the degrees concurrently. Students interested in pursuing this option should contact their advisor or the Graduate Program Coordinator for details.