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Launch of New Certificate in Integrative Design of Built and Natural Environments, Fall 2023!

PLA is home to undergraduate and graduate academic programs as well as research labs and community partnerships.
Training students to become licensed landscape architects. This is a professional degree program accredited by the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Introducing students to the field of landscape studies and provides specialties in restoration ecology, environmental planning, or cultural and historic landscapes.
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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