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.


  • Final Review Workshop and Regional Design

    DPLA’s own Edna Ledesma has cordially invited the DPLA community to attend the URPL Workshop/ LA Regional Design Final Review next Friday December 4th. The review is broken up into two sessions, with a detailed …

  • Farm2Facts Merchandise is here!

    Check out the new Farm2Facts merchandise here: Farm2Facts is a research lab on campus that analyzes farmer markets data to help them improve accessibility such as increasing SNAP benefits, public transportation access, etc.

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New Job Postings

  • Part-time Intern with The City of Madison’s Planning Division

    The City of Madison’s Planning Division is hiring a part-time Intern to assist in the transportation planning work of the staff in the Regional Transportation Planning section of the Division, which staffs the Greater Madison …

  • Tenant Resource Center Associate Director

    Tenant Resource Center (TRC) has an exciting job opportunity for a skilled professional. The Tenant Resource Center is a dynamic, nonprofit, membership organization that has served Wisconsin since 1980. We are dedicated to promoting positive …

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