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MLA Curriculum

MLA I :  FIRST PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITED DEGREE

The MLA I is intended for those with no prior experience in landscape architecture.  This track will prepare students to pursue professional registration as Landscape Architects.  The accredited, advanced degree program at UC will further the intellectual discourse with research, creative work, cooperative education, and service to support and challenge the public, private, and academic practice of the profession.  As a first-professional degree program, the MLA I provides the body of knowledge common to the profession and promotes acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary to enter the professional practice of landscape architecture. Professional studies at the master’s level also provide instruction in and application of research and scholarly methods.


MLA II  :  ADVANCED

The MLA II option is for those with an accredited degree in landscape architecture. This option is an opportunity to offer an integrated research and design program that can be linked to DAAP’s established programs in design, architecture, art and planning. The Master of Landscape Architecture II (MLA II) program is for students who seek post-professional design studies with a topical focus in issues related to the urban environment, ecology and landscape. Such a group of multi-disciplinary designers will be able to uniquely contextualize complex problems that are defined by large-scale systems of landscape ecologies, urban forces, and social conditions.


Both options divide the cohort into sections for alternating co-op or elective courses, including academic travel and preparation for thesis with a 2 credit online course. Both options also have the choice of completing the fall semester of the final year in an international academic program.


Download a PDF of the two-year curriculum tracks for both MLA I and II here.