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Landscape planning and design have been part of the curriculum at Kansas State University since 1871, being part of the required curriculum of all students in the early days of the institution. The first MLA student graduated in 1968 and the MLA program is fully accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Our definition of advanced landscape architecture education includes development of a strong foundation of traditional knowledge and skills as well as self-motivated and defined scholarship. Throughout the program, we are committed to research as a means of learning and serving communities and individuals.
Graduates of our program practice in a wide variety of natural and built environments including urban, suburban, rural, wilderness, domestic, and international. Their practice takes place in small and large firms, multidisciplinary firms, design/build, land development, facility management, public practice, academic settings, and within other fields. Kansas State University MLA graduates provide leadership in and advocacy for stewardship of the land and the interface of people with the land. They seek longterm solutions concerning land health, human dignity, and aesthetic quality.
Program mission and objectives
The mission of the Kansas State University MLA program is to prepare students to practice landscape architecture and advance within and contribute to the profession over time. It will provide opportunities for students and faculty to cultivate the skills of practice and explore and develop areas of expertise.
Goals of the program are to cultivate student competencies in
- critical thinking