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Landscape Architecture - Graduate GSSP

Shape your career as a licensed landscape architect in a program accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB).  Learn to design and create innovative outdoor spaces that solve programs and improve lifestyles, communities, and the environment.  Engage in interdisciplinary studies across art and design and prepare for success in this challenging field.  Students typically take three years to complete this 45 credit, professional-degree program.  Portfolio is required upon application.

 
One of 51 programs nationally accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board.
Students with a bachelor's degree in any subject are welcome to apply

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Program components
2+ year track for students with a bachelor's degree in architecture, a portfolio is required*
Semester 1 Credits

GSSP501 - Navigating the Graduate Pathway

3

GSSP502 - Academic Communication for Graduate Students

3

ARCH554 - Architectural Design: Vertical Studio

6 (U of I)

Semester 2  

GSS504 - Intercultural Issues for Graduate Students

3

LARC481 - Urban systems in Ecology

3

ARCH483 - Landscape Architecture: Graduate Studion

6 (U of I)

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS

24 / 15 (U of I)

 

Entry into second year of master's program

  • *Master of Landscape Architecture

 

Program components
3-year Track: for students with no background in architecture, no portfolio is required
Semester 1 Credits

GSSP501 - Navigating the Graduate Pathway

3

GSSP502 - Academic Communication for Graduate Students

3

LARC251 - Introduction to the Principles of Site Design

3 (U of I)

Semester 2  

GSS504 - Intercultural Issues for Graduate Students

3

LARC395 - GIS for Landscape Planning

3 (U of I)

LARC454/462 - Design Studio 3 and 4

6 (U of I)

LARC489 - Plant Materials Design

3

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS

30 / 21 (U of I)

 

Entry into second year of master's program

  • *Master of Landscape Architecture

Sample program schedule listed. Courses offered subject to change without notice.
*Portfolio size must be limited to 15 pages / 2.0 MB maximum, only submitted as a PDF.

Career opportunities

  • Licensed Landscape Architect
  • Architectural Designer
  • Urban Designer
  • Community Planner
  • Landscape Design
  • Energy Design Consultant
  • Building Materials Innovator

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