Landscape Architecture Graduate Resources

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General Information

Advising & Program Contacts

The director of graduate studies acts as the official advisor for all landscape architecture students with faculty members acting as graduate mentors.

If you are having trouble finding the information you are looking for or for more specific landscape architecture questions, please contact the Department of Landscape Architecture’s director of graduate studies and the graduate program coordinator.

Director of Graduate Studies: Kristine Miller
Graduate Program Coordinator: Terence Rafferty

Examining Committees

Based on your graduate program, you may need to form an examining committee as part of your degree. This committee is formed by each student in consultation with their advisor. If you are pursuing a Masters of Landscape Architecture you are not required to form a committee as part of your degree. Students pursuing a Master’s of Science in Landscape Architecture need to reach out to the director of graduate studies and the graduate program coordinator for more detailed information about forming a committee. 

Graduate Degree Planning & Completion

While it is not required for landscape architecture students to file an official degree plan, you are strongly encouraged to be in regular contact with both the graduate program director and the graduate program coordinator to ensure that you are meeting all degree requirements. You can also review the sample program plans provided in the above Quicklinks menu.

As you draw closer towards the end of your graduate studies, there are graduate degree requirements that you will need to complete as part of your degree progress. You will be emailed instructions by your graduate program coordinator ahead of your graduation date. MSLA students should contact the Graduate Program Coordinator to review their graduation criteria as they differ from those listed in the linked document.

Requesting Class Syllabi

Looking for a class syllabus? Please reach out to [email protected] to request a copy of a syllabus for a previous or upcoming landscape architecture class.

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