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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.

New Job Postings

  • Hitchcock Design Group Junior Associate & Associate Landscape Architects

    What makes working at Hitchcock Design Group different? Here’s what you can expect from us: top-of-market compensation and benefits, a thorough orientation to the Landscape Architecture profession, one-on-one mentoring from an experienced senior leader, an …

  • CivicSpark Fellow

    Are you passionate about tackling the biggest environmental and social equity challenges facing communities today while launching your social purpose career? If so, CivicSpark, a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program, is right for you! CivicSpark is …

  • City of Madison AASPIRE Internships

    Salary : $16.91 Hourly Location: Madison, WI General Description This is entry-level professional and/or administrative work for the City of Madison for specific limited-term projects as part of the AASPIRE (Affirmative Action Student Professional in …

  • Waldrop Engineering Landscape Architect – Irrigation Designer

    Category: Entry/Junior Level Landscape Architect / Land Planner / Irrigation Designer Experience: Minimum 1 year under a Certified Irrigation Designer, Landscape Architect, or Civil Engineer City: Bonita Springs State: Florida Education Requirements: Minimum – qualified …