menu

Landscape Architecture

Field Description

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.

Contact Information

Website: http://landscape.cornell.edu
Email: klo28@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-9552

440 Kennedy Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Concentrations by Subject

Landscape Architecture

  • landscape architecture

Faculty

Valerie Aymer - (Ithaca) - (Divisional Member)
Concentrations: Landscape Architecture: landscape architecture Research Interests: urban revitalization and landscape technology
Concentrations: Landscape Architecture: landscape architecture Research Interests: establishment of plants in urban/disturbed landscapes
Concentrations: Landscape Architecture: landscape architecture Research Interests: archaeology; cultural landscape; American Indian land use; historic preservation
Richard S Booth - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Landscape Architecture: landscape architecture Research Interests: environmental law
Concentrations: Landscape Architecture: landscape architecture
Joshua Cerra - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Landscape Architecture: landscape architecture Research Interests: urban ecological systems; urban ecological design; sustainable development planning
Concentrations: Landscape Architecture: landscape architecture Research Interests: historic preservation
Brian Davis - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Landscape Architecture: landscape architecture Research Interests: Examining industrial landscapes and infrastructural projects in Latin America and draws from the field of Hemispheric Studies to understand these places within the context of the larger American landscape. His landscapes and instruments project examines the role of technology in landscape-making and is developing an instrumental theory of landscape.
John R Elliott - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Landscape Architecture: landscape architecture Research Interests: architecture
Jeremy Foster - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Landscape Architecture: landscape architecture Research Interests: history and theory of landscape; cultural geography; visual culture and geographical imagination; geographics of displacement
Concentrations: Landscape Architecture: landscape architecture Research Interests: landscape architecture; landscape archaeology; classical archaeology
Maria Goula - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Landscape Architecture: landscape architecture Research Interests: Maria Goula is a foundation member (since 1993) of the first research centre in Spain specialized in Landscape Architecture studies and planning (CRPPBarcelona2); CRPPBarcelona
Paula H Horrigan - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Landscape Architecture: landscape architecture Research Interests: landscape architecture
Concentrations: Landscape Architecture: landscape architecture Research Interests: the convergence of politics, economics, and popular culture as related to the built environment
Claudia Lazzaro - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Landscape Architecture: landscape architecture Research Interests: art history; Italian Renaissance gardens
Concentrations: Landscape Architecture: landscape architecture Research Interests: landscape architecture
Concentrations: Landscape Architecture: landscape architecture Research Interests: horticulture
Donald A Rakow - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Landscape Architecture: landscape architecture Research Interests: horticulture; public garden management; landscape management
Concentrations: Landscape Architecture: landscape architecture Research Interests: landscape architecture and environmental management
Jamie Vanucchi - (Ithaca) - (Divisional Member)
Concentrations: Landscape Architecture: landscape architecture Research Interests: land/water interface and landscape infrastructure
Concentrations: Landscape Architecture: landscape architecture Research Interests: plant ecology; physiological ecology; tree physiology; urban horticulture