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Department of Landscape Architecture
Graduate Programs


The Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.) program, for the student seeking a first professional degree in landscape architecture, is a more tightly structured curriculum because it leads to the prerequisite work experience that qualifies you for the Landscape Architecture Registration Examination (L.A.R.E.).

A three-year program for applicants who have no design or planning background leads to the fully accredited professional degree of Master of Landscape Architecture. This program is for students who intend to complete coursework full time. If you have a related design or planning degree you may enter the three-year program with advanced standing. Finally, a fast-track option enables qualified candidates within the Department’s B.L.A. program to proceed directly into the Master of Science program and work on both degrees.

M.S. and Ph.D.

The Master of Science and PhD programs serves the advanced professional or the aspiring academic. It is highly flexible and can be customized to reflect the breadth and depth of a student’s interests.

M.S. in Landscape Architecture

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Landscape Architecture is a two-year academic degree program if you have completed a first professional degree in landscape architecture or a professional degree in environmental design, planning, or preservation. The degree may be earned through two years of full-time study or up to seven consecutive semesters (3-1/2 years) of full-time or part-time study.

Graduate Program in Environmental Science (GPES)

ESF is all about interdisciplinary problem solving. The Graduate Program in Environmental Science (GPES) offers a range of areas of concentration.

More Options

Students seeking other multidisciplinary education options may choose to pursue a concurrent degree within ESF or at Syracuse University. Examples include the Syracuse University Maxwell School Master of Public Administration (MPA). Contact the Department of Landscape Architecture for more information.