- PLA is home to undergraduate and graduate academic programs.
- 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.
Wondering who those three new faces are at Agriculture Hall? We had the pleasure of asking the new additions to the PLA Department a few questions. Ranging from their role in the Department to academics to personal interests, new staffers - Andrew Busker, Daniel Besinaiz…READ MORE
PhD Student Yaidi Martinez worked alongside Wisconsin Policy Forum’s team to generate the latest report on Milwaukee’s Rental Housing Trends. Martinez took on the role of lead author and research fellow in creating the report that looks to foster conversation around…READ MORE
Finding practical solutions to community-based challenges is at the heart of a new three-year partnership between Green County and the UniverCity Year program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that will kick off Aug. 21 with a gala event at the Monroe High School…READ MORE
Never in the university's history had its' Campus Master Plan been approved by the City of Madison Common Council. That was until a Tuesday in July, during 2017. The major feat for the university, as well as the city of Madison, resulted from countless hours of hard work…READ MORE
Landscape Architecture Professors, Kristin Thorleifsdóttir and Samuel Dennis, spoke on the positive effects Madison's lakes have for its' surrounding community. To read the Wisconsin State Journal's piece on "Madison's Lakes Feed Our Need to Be Near Water",…READ MORE
Last Monday. the Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) held their Prospective Graduate Student Resource Fair above Gordon's Dining Hall. The Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture was represented at the event by two current graduate students (WSPA's new…READ MORE