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Landscape Architecture M.P.S. (Ithaca)

Field of Study

Landscape Architecture

Program Description

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

Phone: 607 255-9552

440 Kennedy Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Concentrations by Subject

  • landscape architecture


2018-2019: $35,736

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

Fall, Feb. 15

Requirements Summary:

All applicants are required to submit two recommendations and a design portfolio. Applicants to two-year program should hold a bachelor's degree in architecture or landscape architecture from a recognized institution. Applicants with a bachelor's degree in an area other than architecture or landscape architecture should apply to the three-year program. A field brochure is available upon request from the graduate field office.

  • all Graduate School Requirements, including the TOEFL Exam or IELTS Academic Exam for non-native English applicants
  • two recommendations
  • portfolio

Learning Outcomes