Bascom Hall on the University of Wisconsin campus

Academic Programs

  • 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.

 

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Professor

"My research, teaching, and outreach efforts relate to the institutional and legal framework for managing community…

MS Student

Cory received a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Minnesota in the spring of 2016. This…