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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  • Planner with Knoxville-Knox County Planning

    Knoxville-Knox County Planning is looking for a creative and dedicated planner to join our team. This is an entry-level position in the Planning Services Division. The division administers development regulations and processes applications for rezoning, …

  • Metropolitan Policy Research Associate

    Metropolitan Policy Research Associate Number of Positions: 1 – 2 Deadline to apply: November 3, 2020. link to posting: https://www.cows.org/jobs Job Description Logistics: Approximately 10 hours/week, $15/hour, beginning November 2020 through at least May 2021, with …

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