Master of Landscape Architecture Degree
The intention of this accredited, license qualifying curriculum is the teaching of the theoretical underpinnings of the field of landscape architecture while building the necessary skills for practicing this challenging profession. The program consist of design studios, courses in technical and computer skills, and the development of a concentration focused on the student's personal area of interest.
Individuals holding an undergraduate degree are candidates for the Master of Landscape Architecture Degree. Each applicant's undergraduate academic record and a personal portfolio will be reviewed to identify individuals who may be outstanding candidates in the Cornell master's program. Depending on an individual's background and academic credentials, the curriculum will typically require six semesters of work for successful completion. A curriculum will be determined individually for each successful candidate.
Individuals holding an undergraduate degree in landscape architecture or having unique employment experience may also apply for the MLA degree. Each applicant's academic record, personal portfolio, and appropriate work experience will be reviewed to identify successful applicants. Depending on an individual's background and academic credentials, the curriculum will require three to four semesters of work for successful completion. This will be determined individually for each successful candidate.
Master of Professional Studies in Landscape Architecture
The Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) in Landscape Architecture was created for individuals with an interest in advancing their career options by pursuing timely and innovative issues related to planning, designing, and/or managing natural and built environments. The program investigates areas of Landscape Architecture through a year-long program of coursework, involvement in department faculty/project based problem solving and independent studies.
The program requires 30 hours of course work. This must include 20 hours within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, including 6 credits of project-based work. Interested prospective students should submit applications based on their area of interest and compatibility with Cornell's resources and the expertise of current faculty members in the Department of Landscape Architecture. Once accepted, students will plan an appropriate curriculum in consultation with a designated faculty mentor. The MPS in Landscape Architecture is a non-license qualifying degree.
Subject and Degrees
- Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.) (Ithaca)
- Landscape Architecture (M.P.S.) (Ithaca)
- Landscape Architecture (M.R.P./M.L.A. (dual degree)) (Ithaca)
Concentrations by Subject
- landscape architecture