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Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture

Master of landscape architecture

Landscape architects design places that connect people to the natural world, creating landscapes for people’s everyday lives and their most memorable moments.

The Master of Landscape Architecture degree prepares students to address the present and future environmental and urbanization challenges of our world. Landscape architecture students work collaboratively with students in other design programs, as well as faculty and students from other academic disciplines.

A small group of Architecture, Planning and Design students listen to a presenter at the front of a classroom.

Small class sizes allow for more personalized experiences, including real-time peer feedback in presentations and discussions.

The K-State difference

APDesign students work alongside their peers in all design and planning disciplines. You will not only design and plan, but also build and fabricate.

As a student at one of the most affordable and highly-ranked programs in the nation, you will receive an educational experience preparing you for excellence in your chosen career path.

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Did you know?

DesignIntelligence™ ranked K-State’s landscape architecture graduate program 1st on the Most Hired list.

What courses will I take in landscape architecture?

APDesign’s first-year curriculum for all students explores the design and planning professions while directly engaging in design work that provides a strong foundation for your design education. For most students, it is an introduction to a new way of seeing and thinking about the environments we occupy.

The Master of Landscape Architecture program provides students a broad range of activities in the studio, classrooms and field study to develop mastery of the profession.

Woven into the course of study are ecology, sustainability, construction and scales of analysis and design from site to regional.

Classes combine

  • design,
  • technical skills,
  • history,
  • theory,
  • natural science and
  • research

through hands-on learning in the field, fabrication shops and studio. Knowledge and skills gained prepare graduates to conserve and restore landscapes that create and remake cities for brighter, greener futures.

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How can I continue my education?

Community Planning (Minor)
Graduate Certificate in Community Development
Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Environmental Design

What can I do with a degree in landscape architecture?

Career options in landscape architecture:

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