For students holding a college degree in a field other than design, some prerequisite courses usually are required such as design, plant materials, technology, drawing, theory, and history. The extent and number of such courses depend upon the student’s previous college experience and demonstrated skills.
The core curriculum in the Program of Landscape Architecture prepares students holding a college degree in a field other than landscape architecture or a related design discipline for the program’s emphasis, which is problem-solving through design and research. The core curriculum also provides students with the basic equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture. For full-time students with degrees from other non-design disciplines, the core usually takes three semesters to complete.
All students are required to consult their Graduate Advisor to obtain course and schedule approval each semester prior to enrollment and registration. An approved degree plan must be submitted no later than the start of the student’s second semester of graduate work.