Landscape Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.)

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. Students will be advised to take remedial Woody Plant Identification courses prior to arrival or in the first year of study at Maryland. The MLA Program requires these courses in order to meet accreditation standards.

Course Title Credits
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
Electives9
Total Credits47

Two-Year Post-Professional Degree Curriculum

39 credits required

This curriculum is for those students with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture or other approved environmental design degree. 

Course Title Credits
LARC6603
LARC670Landscape Architecture Theory and Criticism3
LARC671Landscape Architecture Research Methods3
LARC642Graduate Studio III5
LARC648Graduate Studio IV5
LARC748Advanced Special Topics Studio5
LARC799Master's Thesis Research6
or Creative Project
Electives9
Total Credits39