Landscape Architecture and Community Planning, Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Community Planning (dual degree) (M.L.A. and M.C.P.)

The dual master’s program in Community Planning and Landscape Architecture combines key elements of  the Master of Community Planning and the Master in Landscape Architecture.  Student have two options for the Landscape Architecture portion of the dual degree.  Those who did not major in landscape architecture as undergraduates will be enrolled the First MLA Professional Degree Curriculum.  Those students who already have a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture will enroll in LARC’s Post-Professional degree program.

Two-Year Post-Professional Degree Curriculum

• 60 credits required

Course Title Credits
Landscape Architecture courses
LARC670Landscape Architecture Theory and Criticism3
LARC671Landscape Architecture Research Methods3
LARC6603
LARC642Graduate Studio III5
LARC648Graduate Studio IV5
LARC748Advanced Special Topics Studio5
LARC799Master's Thesis Research6
or Creative Project
Community Planning courses
URSP600Research Design and Application3
URSP601Research Methods3
URSP603Land Use Planning: Concepts and Techniques3
URSP604The Planning Process3
URSP605Planning History and Theory3
URSP606Planning Economics3
URSP673Community Development3
URSP708Community Planning Studio6
URSP709Field Instruction3
Total Credits60

Three-Year First Professional Degree Curriculum

• 47 credits required

Students are required to complete a minimum of 47 credits. An additional 23 credits of leveling courses are required unless waived by the MLA program chair.

Course Title Credits
Landscape Architecture courses
LARC641Graduate Studio II5
LARC642Graduate Studio III5
LARC648Graduate Studio IV5
LARC748Advanced Special Topics Studio5
LARC720Environmental Analysis and Site Engineering3
LARC721Landscape Construction Methods and Materials3
LARC670Landscape Architecture Theory and Criticism3
LARC671Landscape Architecture Research Methods3
LARC799Master's Thesis Research6
or Electives
or or Creative Project
Community Planning courses
URSP600Research Design and Application3
URSP601Research Methods3
URSP603Land Use Planning: Concepts and Techniques3
URSP604The Planning Process3
URSP605Planning History and Theory3
URSP606Planning Economics (URSP688Z)3
URSP688Recent Developments in Urban Studies3
URSP708Community Planning Studio6
URSP709Field Instruction3
Total Credits68