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University of Texas Arlington Masters In Landscape Architecture (MLA)
University of Texas Arlington

Masters In Landscape Architecture (MLA)

Arlington, USA

18 Months

English

Full time

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USD 11,044

On-Campus

Introduction

Overview

The Master in Landscape Architecture program advances design and planning solutions for environmental resiliency, urban placemaking, and quality of life. Through interdisciplinary teaching, research, and community engagement, the program will promote leading-edge design and planning by capitalizing on our unique place within a transferable urban lab environment (DFW).

About The Program

The program encompasses the body of knowledge common to the profession of landscape architecture and promotes knowledge and skills necessary to enter professional practice. The learning goals to guide the program curriculum are:

  1. Proficiency in Visual Communication
  2. Proficiency in Verbal Communication
  3. Identification of Natural and Cultural Systems
  4. Knowledge of Computer Applications
  5. Knowledge of Construction Materials, Methods, Technologies, and Applications
  6. Advance Written and Design Research and Communication

Career Opportunities

  • Landscape Architect in Private Practice (planning, design, and design/build offices)
  • Landscape Architect in Public Practice (local and federal government agencies, etc.)
  • Landscape Architecture Educator
  • Landscape Architecture in Practice for Related Fields (engineering, architecture, planning, etc.)

Degree Options

Path A—First Professional Degree

Students from backgrounds other than landscape architecture or its related fields qualify for the first professional degree program. Must complete 89 credit hours to complete the program.

Path B—Advanced Standing

Students with degrees and/or professional experience in fields related to landscape architecture (horticulture, architecture, engineering, environmental design, planning, etc.) may apply for advanced standing. Allows entrance to enter into the second-year academic phase of the curriculum. Requires a minimum of 62 credit hours to complete the program.

Path C—Advanced Standing

Students with first professional degrees in landscape architecture and/or professional licenses may also apply for advanced standing, allowing them to enter the research (third year) phase of the curriculum. Advanced standing in these cases requires a minimum of 30 total credit hours for graduation

Curriculum

Path A Students

First Year

Second Year

  • LARC 5320 - 3
  • LARC 5331 - 3
  • LARC 5330 - 3
  • LARC 5350 - 3
  • LARC 5661 - 6
  • LARC 5662 - 6
  • LARC 5668 - 6
  • LARC 5301 - 3
  • LARC 5342 - 3
  • LARC 5341 - 3
  • LARC 5380 - 3
  • LARC 5663 - 6
  • LARC 5664 - 6
  • LARC 53xx Larc Elective - 3

Third Year

Fourth Year

  • LARC 5397 - 3
  • LARC 5312 - 3
  • LARC 5665 - 6
  • LARC 5340 - 3
  • LARC 53xx Larc Elective - 3
  • LARC 53xx Larc Elective - 3
  • LARC 53xx Larc Elective - 3
  • LARC 5294 - 2
  • LARC 5698 - 6

Path B Students

First Year

Second Year

  • LARC 5368 - 3
  • LARC 5312 - 3
  • LARC 5331 - 3
  • LARC 5320 - 3
  • LARC 5380 - 3
  • LARC 5330 - 3
  • LARC 5382 - 3
  • LARC 5663 - 6
  • LARC 5664 - 6
  • LARC 5340 - 3
  • LARC 5294 - 2
  • LARC 5397 - 3
  • LARC 5698 - 6
  • LARC 5665 - 6
  • Study in Specialization - 3
  • Study in Specialization - 3

Path C Students

First Year

  • LARC 5380 - 3
  • LARC 5294 - 2
  • LARC 5397 - 3
  • LARC 5302 - 3
  • LARC 5665 - 6
  • LARC 5698 - 6
  • Specialization Option Course - 3
  • Specialization Option Course - 4

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Why Choose Us?

  • Ranked No. 9 by Design Intelligence for "Most Hired" for schools with 20 or fewer graduates annually
  • The only accredited landscape architecture program in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
  • Diverse faculty comprising licensed landscape architects and educators with doctoral degrees in related fields gives students a broad and deep educational experience
  • The internship program provides students with professional practice experience

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the general requirements of the Office of Graduate Studies. A personal interview with the Director, Graduate Advisor, or members of the landscape architecture faculty is strongly recommended. Three letters of recommendation are required and it is suggested that at least two of the letters come from former educators and/or academic contact. Letters of recommendation and personal essay should be sent directly to the CAPPA College Recruiter via email or postal service, CAPPA RECRUITER, Box 19108, Arlington TX 76019. Applicants also are required to submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Also required is a grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 as calculated by the Office of Graduate Studies.

Selected applicants holding first professional degrees in landscape architecture, or in some cases degrees related to landscape architecture (such as architecture, engineering, environmental design, horticulture, interior design, planning, and the like) are required to submit portfolios reflecting the applicants' professional and/or academic experiences and interests. Portfolios are assessed according to proficiency in design, presentation and layout, technical skills, and content, similar to criteria used in design studios.

Applicants who have a weakness in one of the criteria for admission can enhance their credentials with strengths in the remaining criteria.

Applicants can be admitted according to four conditions: Unconditional; Provisional; Probationary; and, Deferred. Applicants who do not meet the criteria of one of these conditions will be denied admission to the Program.

Unconditional Admission

Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Transcripts from all previous college or university work, along with scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), and three letters of recommendation are required of all applicants. In addition, applicants should have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0, as calculated by the Office of Graduate Studies. Applicants holding the first professional degree in landscape architecture, or related fields, must submit a portfolio. Applicants should contact the Landscape Architecture Graduate Advisor or Program Director regarding this requirement.

Provisional Admission

Those who have submitted their applications forms, but whose packets are incomplete, can be admitted provisionally if their GPA meets minimum requirements, and if the Program and the Office of Graduate Studies have received official transcripts. In this case, incomplete materials could include letters of recommendation, GRE scores, and/or portfolios.

Probationary Admission

Those who have weaknesses in no more than two of the Degree Requirements (letters of recommendation, GRE scores, and GPA), can be admitted on probation, with the condition that they make no less than a B in the first 12 hours of coursework in landscape architecture. Such students must complete no fewer than 9 credits during the semester in which they are on probation.

Deferred Admission

Those who have weaknesses in no more than two of the Degree Requirements (letters of recommendation, GRE scores, and GPA), and/or who have not submitted all of the materials required for unconditional admission, can have their applications deferred for one semester until outstanding requirements and criteria are met.

International Student Admission

International applicants must meet the Degree Requirements (letters of recommendation, GRE scores, and GPA), and must be admitted in one of the admission categories described above. In addition, applicants whose native language is not English must have a demonstrated speaking ability in English. They also must meet the Program's minimum required score of 575 on the paper exam, or an equivalent score on the computer-based- or internet-based tests, on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). International applicants who do not meet the Program's minimum TOEFL score must complete extramural training in English, as approved by the Program and the Office of Graduate Studies.

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