PLA is home to undergraduate and graduate academic programs as well as research labs and community partnerships.
Introducing students to the field of landscape studies and provides specialties in restoration ecology, environmental planning, or cultural and historic landscapes.
Training students to become licensed landscape architects. This is a professional degree program accredited by the American Society of Landscape Architects.
This Master of Science degree emphasizes conducting original research in the form of a thesis or creating evidence-based design solutions to complex landscape problems.
This Master of Science degree prepares students for professional positions in government, non-profit and community organizations, and the private sector, to be leaders in shaping communities.
This Doctor of Philosophy degree is a research degree and is intended to appeal to individuals from diverse planning backgrounds.

The Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture is committed to establishing and maintaining a supportive climate of inclusion, diversity, and collegiality among our interactions and through our actions and policies. We envision a department in which all individuals are engaged in a vibrant learning community, where ideas, experiences, and perspectives are supported, nurtured, and developed to their highest levels.


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  • Regional Planning Manager with Openlands

    Apply Here The Regional Planning Manager is primarily responsible for carrying out regional-scale planning initiatives that will advance large-scale land protection. S/he must be able to manage multiple complex projects, develop innovative solutions, and engage …

  • Regional Planner with the Blackhawk Hills Regional Council

    Contact: Daniel Payette, Executive Director Blackhawk Hills Regional Council (815) 625-3854 Job Category: Temporary, Full-Time Project Coordinator Experience Required: Master’s degree in urban and regional planning, public policy, or related field At least one …

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