Landscape Architecture College of Design
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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Landscape Architecture offers an undergraduate program in Landscape Design and Planning and a Landscape Design and Planning Minor.

Landscape Design and Planning majors can also apply to the LDP + MLA degree program and earn a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture with two additional years of study. This program is accredited and graduates are eligible for licensure as landscape architects.

Graduate Programs

  • The Department of Landscape Architecture offers three graduate programs in landscape architecture. The MLA I is an accredited three-year first professional degree for students with a baccalaureate degree.
  • MLA II is for students with a bacclaureate degree in Landscape Architecture or Architecture. Students are accepted into the program with advanced standing. Please contact the Director of Graduate Studies with any questions.
  • The MSLA is a non-professional graduate degree for students interested in landscape architecture as a scholarly discipline. The degree is open to students who hold a a BLA or MLA, or baccalaureate degree in a related field.
  • Restoration Ecology minor is for students enrolled in a Master’s Degree program at the University of Minnesota.


Each academic program has specific admissions requirements and procedures. Please follow the links below to each program’s admissions page for more detailed information about the admissions process:

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