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

Three-Year First Professional Degree Curriculum

(70 Credits + 6 credits @ 200-level, if required)

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. Requirements (contact department for detailed curriculum):

Course Title Credits
Courses in Theory and History12
Courses in Studio Design and Planning25
Courses in Graphic Communication and Practice Technology15
Courses in Ecology and Plant and Soil Sciences (plus 6 credits of remedial courses)3
Courses in Independent Study and Research, with Thesis or Creative Design project15
Total Credits70

Two-Year Post-Professional Degree Curriculum

This curriculum is for those students with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture or other approved environmental design degree. Requirements (please contact department for detailed curriculum):

Course Title Credits
Courses in Theory and History9
Courses in Studio Design and Planning15
Courses in Independent Study and Research, with Thesis or Creative Design project15
Total Credits39