The Master in Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.) degree programs confer advanced standing of up to two terms to individuals who hold an accredited professional degree in architecture, or a pre-professional undergraduate degree in landscape architecture or architecture, and a strong design portfolio. Advanced standing allows individuals to complete the M.L.A. I in two years.
The program leading to the Master in Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.) is an accredited professional degree intended for individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree with a major other than one of the design professions.
The two-year, post‐professional Master in Landscape Architecture (M.L.A. II) degree program is for those who hold an undergraduate professional landscape architecture degree or its equivalent. The M.L.A. II augments that professional preparation with a particular emphasis on the design of the built environment at the intersection of urbanization and ecology, providing those who have already demonstrated professional competence with the opportunity to advance their critical, theoretical, representational, and technical skills through design.
Jointly administered by the Department of Urban Planning and Design and the Department of Landscape Architecture, the program leading to the Master of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design (M.L.A.U.D.) is intended for individuals who have completed a five-year undergraduate professional program in landscape architecture or its equivalent. Students enrolled in the GSD’s professional programs in Landscape Architecture are also encouraged to apply for a concurrent Urban Design degree, for which an individual curriculum may be arranged.
As a post-professional studio based program, the Master of Architecture in Urban Design (M.A.U.D.) and the Master of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design (M.L.A.U.D.) combines intense design instruction, extensive applied research, and knowledge of urban history and theory. Taking advantage of the remarkable international makeup of the faculty and student body, the M.A.U.D./M.L.A.U.D. program establishes a common intellectual ground among architects who have a strong interest in engaging the practice and theory of contemporary urbanism.