Landscape Architecture Graduate Resources

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The University of Minnesota’s One Stop website is the central repository for information regarding registration, records, financial aid, billing, payment, and veterans’ benefits. One-Stop should be your first resource when searching for more information on graduate student procedures, policies, and forms.

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: Professor Rebecca Krinke
Graduate Program Coordinator: Vanessa Cambier

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. 

MLA Student Progress Survey

Each spring semester landscape architecture graduate students are asked to complete a student progress survey. The survey will be emailed to you along with a deadline for completion by the graduate program coordinator. Completion of the survey is necessary for fall semester registration.

Each progress survey will be reviewed by the graduate program coordinator. If you do not meet the University’s performance standards you will be flagged and referred to the director of graduate studies. If you are informed that you are not making adequate academic progress, you must meet with the director of graduate studies. As part of this meeting, you will be required to submit a portfolio and an action plan for successful degree completion. The survey should take approximately ten minutes to complete. We recommend finding a time when you can complete it in its entirety. However, if you are unable to do so, you will be able to save and return to it with the link emailed to you.

To complete the survey, you will need course and grade information. 

Take the Survey

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 Amanda Smoot at to request a copy of a syllabus for a previous or upcoming landscape architecture class.