School of Architecture

master of landscape architecture suggested schedule

The following coursework is a suggestion to meet the program mission. Each student will be counseled based upon interests and background to develop an appropriate degree plan.

The Core Curriculum
Semester 1: Total Credit Hours: 15

LARC 5661 Design Studio I

LARC 5320 Communications for Landscape Architects

LARC 5313 History and Theory of Landscape Architecture II

LARC 5330 Plant Identification and Ecology

Semester 2: Total Credit Hours: 15

LARC 5662 Design Studio II

LARC 5342 Landscape Technology II

LARC 5312 History and Theory of Landscape Architecture I

LARC 5331 Planting Design

Semester 3: Total Credit Hours: 15

LARC 5663 Design Studio III: Site Planning

LARC 5350 LARC Computer Applications

LARC 5341 Landscape Technology I

LARC 5xxx LARC Elective

Review: After completing 45 credit hours, the first professional degree student is evaluated by means of an academic review and portfolio review by the Graduate Studies Committee. The committe identifies areas of strength and weakness in the student’s performance and recommends approprate action.

Advanced Landscape Architecture Semester 4: Total Credit Hours: 15

LARC 5668 Design Studio IV

LARC 5340 Professional Practice

LARC 5380 Research Methods in Landscape Architecture

LARC 5302 Land Development Planning

Semester Between Academic Year 2 and 3: Total Credit Hours: 6

LARC 5681 Professional Practicum or

LARC 5695 Independent Study Abroad or

LARC 5691 Independent Study Area, or Controlled Electives

LARC 5660 Design Studio Enrichment (if necessary)

Semester 5: Total Credit Hours: 15

LARC 5665 Design Studio V

Advanced or Independent Study in Landscape Architecture (9 hours)

Semester 6: Total Credit Hours: 11

LARC 5698 Thesis

LARC 5294 Master’s Comprehensive Examination

Advanced or Independent Study in Landscape Architecture (3 hours)

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 92


Advanced Standing

The following coursework is a suggestion to meet the program mission. Each student will be counseled based upon interests and background to develop an appropriate degree plan. Minimum Program for Advanced Standing (Students from Fields of Study Related to Landscape Architecture)

Semester 1: Total Credit Hours: 15

LARC 5663 Design Studio III

LARC 5330 Plant Identification and Ecology

LARC 5321 Advanced Communications

LARC 5313 History and Theory of Landscape Architecture II

Semester 2: Total Credit Hours: 15

LARC 5664 Design Studio IV

LARC 5342 Landscape Technology II

LARC 5331 Planting Design

LARC 5302 Land Development Planning

Semester Between Academic Year 1 and 2: Total Credit Hours: 6

LARC 5681 Professional Practicum or

LARC 5695 Independent Study Abroad or

LARC 5683 Independent Study Area of Specialization

Semester 3: Total Credit Hours: 15

LARC 5665 Design Studio V

LARC 5340 Professional Practice

LARC 5380 Research Methods in Landscape Architecture

Study in focus area (3 hours)

Semester 4: Total Credit Hours: 11

LARC 5698 Thesis

LARC 5294 Master’s Comprehensive Examination

Study in focus area (3 hours)

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 62


Minimum Program for Advanced Standing (Students with First Professional Degrees in Landscape Architecture)
Semester 1:Total Credit Hours: 15

LARC 5665 Design Studio V

LARC 5380 Research Methods in Landscape Architecture

Coursework in focus area (6 hours)

Semester 2: Total Credit Hours: 15

LARC 5698 Thesis

LARC 5294 Master’s Comprehensive Examination

LARC 5302 Land Development Planning

Independent Study, or coursework in focus area (4 hours)

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 30