M.R.P./M.L.A. Sample Curriculum

Please note that this is a sample program and can be altered to fit individual requirements. All required classes for each degree need to be completed.

First Year

Fall

LA 4910 Creating the Urban Eden: Woody Plant Selection, Design, and Landscape Establishment 4 credits
LA 5010 Studio: Composition and Theory 5 credits
LA 5050 Graphic Communications I 3 credits
LA 6910 Design of Landscapes (H/TH) 3 credits
LA 4830 Lecture Series 1 credit
Total credits 16 credits

Spring

LA 4920 Creating the Urban Eden: Woody Plant Selection, Design, and Landscape Establishment 4 credits
LA 5020 Studio: Composition and Theory 5 credits
LA 5900 Theoretical Foundations 3 credits
CN concentration elective 3 credits
LA 4930 Lecture Series 1 credit
Total credits 16 credits

Second Year

Fall

LA 6010 Studio: Integrating Theory and Practice 5 credits
LA 6160 Site Grading for Landscape Architects 5 credits
CRP 5130 Introduction to Planning Practice and History* 4 credits
CRP history/theory elective 3 credits
H/TH history/theory elective 3 credits
CN concentration elective 3 credits
Total credits 23 credits

Spring

LA 6020 Studio: Integrating Theory and Practice 5 credits
LA 6180 Site Construction 5 credits
LA 6900 Methods of Landscape Architectural Inquiry 2 credits
CRP 5190 Urban Theory and Spatial Development* 3 credits
LA 4120 Professional Practice 2 credits
LA 6030 Concentration Documentation (CN) 1 credit
LA 4100 CAD: Construction Documentation 3 credits
Total credits 21 credits

Third Year

Fall

LA 7010 Urban Design and Planning 5 credits
H/TH history/theory electives varies
CN concentration elective varies
LA 6900 Methods of Landscape Architecture Inquiry 3 credits
CRP 5250 Introductory Methods of Planning Analysis* 4 credits
CRP statistics elective* (demonstrate competence or class) 3 credits
Total credits 14 credits

Spring

CRP 5120 Public and Spatial Economics for Planners (suggested)* 3 credits
CRP advanced methods class (elective)* 3–4 credits
LA 7020 or LA 8000 Advanced Design Studio (and elective) or Master's Thesis 5–9 credits
Total credits 16 credits

Fourth year

Fall

CRP planning workshop* 3–4 credits
CRP law or institutions elective (CRP requirement)* 3–4 credits
CRP history/theory elective and/or LA elective 3 credits
CRP Exit Project 4 credits
Total credits 15 credits

Spring

CRP and/or LA electives 13 credits
Total credits 13 credits

Credits

  • 70 required in LA
  • 30 required in CRP
  • 20 directed/free electives
  • 120 total for dual degrees

SEMESTERs IN Residence Requirement

  • 5 semesters in LA
  • 3 semesters in CRP
  • 8 semesters total for dual degrees

Concentration

For the M.L.A., the student and faculty advisor are required to construct a concentration with classes totaling at least 10 credits.

Sequence alterations: Any student wishing to alter this sequence must petition the Graduate Committee of the appropriate major.

History/Theory Requirement

Students are required to take LA 5900 Theoretical Foundations, plus one introductory landscape architectural history survey class (ARCH 3821 or 3822), plus one of the history/theory classes listed below. Students are encouraged to take additional theory and cultural landscape classes as a basis for the individual concentration.

  • LA 6600 Pre-Industrial Cities and Towns in North America (spring)
  • LA 5450 Gardens of the Roman Empire (spring)
  • LA 6900 Methods of Landscape Architecture Inquiry (fall)
  • LA 5170 Design and Environmental Systems (fall)
  • ARCH 3821 History of European Landscape Architecture (fall)
  • ARCH 3822 History of American Landscape Architecture (spring)
  • LA 6070 Emerging Dimensions in Urban Ecology and Sustainable Practice (spring)
  • LA 5900 Theoretical Foundations (spring)
  • LA 6910 Design of Landscapes (fall)
  • LA 6140 Water and City (fall)

* CRP classes serve as the concentration requirement for LA students.