Jul 22, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Landscape Architecture (MLA) (non-baccalaureate Master's Report option)

The curriculum leading to the professional graduate degree in landscape architecture prepares students for a variety of career opportunities found within the profession. Special emphasis is placed on site analysis, land planning, arrangement and organization of facilities on the land, organization of outdoor spaces, topographical manipulation and other aspects of site construction, and the use of plants in the landscape. Study of human impact on the natural and built environment and methods of minimizing negative aspects of this relationship are emphasized.

The master of landscape architecture degree is accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB).

The landscape architecture program, in order to prepare students for their professional responsibilities and leadership roles, requires that all students provide or have access to a computer and appropriate software to support their course of study. The department will provide information about appropriate hardware and software.

Master’s degree requirements

Environmental Design Studies Program

Landscape Architecture Program

Sixth semester (15 credit hours)

Application to the MLA program early spring.

Seventh semester (14 credit hours)

Eighth semester (12-14 credit hours) **

Ninth semester (11 credit hours)

Tenth semester (11 credit hours)


The K-State 8 General Education areas are covered by courses required in the Landscape Architecture curriculum.  Information about the K-State 8 is available on the web and in the university catalog.

All required courses taught in the landscape architecture and regional and community planning programs that are counted toward the degree must be passed with a grade of C or better.

*A minimum of six (6) general elective credits must be taken.  General elective may be taken in pursuit of a minor.  They may be taken any time prior to or during the Landscape Architecture program and may include KSU approved AP, IB, CLEP and transfer credit. Students may not count more than three (3) total hours of recreation credits toward graduation. Graduate School admission is contingent upon completion of all required courses in the 3rd – 6th semesters.

**Off-campus semester: Two distinct study opportunities are offered, each requiring 14 credit hours. The study abroad and the internship options have course requirements that substitute for the 9 professional elective credit requirements.  If the internship option is not selected during the seventh or eighth semester, a summer internship is required before graduation. 

*** Six (6) credit hours of the required graduate level professional electives must be LAR courses. Students may petition for an exception to this policy if there is a demonstrated academic benefit.

Total credit hours required for graduation: (152)

  • Undergraduate Hours (118)
  • Graduate Hours (34)