About This Degree
As future landscape architects and planners, students in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning will learn to analyze the way people interact with the world around them and how natural environments interact with built environments.
What You Will Learn
These graduate programs emphasize traditional site scale planning and design, large scale planning and management, and advancing inquiry through research. Students will graduate with the creative and technical skills needed to design and protect the spaces that define a community and region.
Career And Outcomes
Graduates with an MLA have a wide variety of career options available:
- Licensed landscape architect Arborist
- Federal employment with USFS, NPS, BLM and others
- Visual/scenic landscape analyst
- Transportation planner
- Community planning and residential design
- Land development
- State park design
- Design campgrounds and trail systems
- Golf course architect
- Work in consultation with civil engineering or architecture firms
- Design of resorts and theme parks
- Design green roofs/rooftop gardens
- Historic preservation
- Sustainability coordinator
- University campus planner/landscape architect
- Protection of endangered species through habitat preservation
- Assist with the survey of archeology sites
- Promote forest sustainability in domestic and tropical forests
- Extension landscape architect
- Stormwater manager
- Virtual media design (graphic design, designing virtual landscapes for computer games)
- Academic positions in landscape architecture and horticulture programs
- Artist or sculptor
- Gardener or grower of nursery stock
- Nursery operator
Many other career opportunities are available depending on the student’s thesis emphasis, interests, and undergraduate degree.
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