Our Degree Programs

Welcome to LARP academics!  LARP offers six different degrees ranging from the Associates to a PhD.  Programs primarily fall under three groups:  Landscape Architecture (AS, BSLA, MLA); Environmental Design (BS-ED) which bridges LA and Planning; and Regional Planning (MRP, PhD).  Look for details below and click on the webpage for each degree.  Still don’t find what you need to know?  Email our programs coordinator Marny West at mwest@larp.umass.edu, or contact the Program Director listed on the page for your program.

Landscape Contracting (AS)

The Landscape Contracting program develops a student's ability to design, implement, and maintain landscape projects. The program is one of several design/build/plan related degrees offered through the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning and administered through the Stockbridge School of Agriculture.

Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (BSLA)

The undergraduate degree in landscape architecture provides a studio-based, accredited degree engaging creative responses to visual, physical, ecological and cultural problems encountered in the urbanizing landscape.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design (BS-ED)

The undergraduate degree in environmental design offers a flexible curriculum studying sustainability in the range of human environments.

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)

Students in our studio-based, accredited Master of Landscape Architecture program develop imaginative landscape design solutions across multiple scales and types of development.

Master of Regional Planning (MRP)

The Master of Regional Planning provides an accredited planning degree whose alumni work in all levels of government as well as in consulting practice, real estate development, private industry, and in academic and research activities.

PhD in Regional Planning

The PhD in regional planning prepares students for faculty and research positions in academia, public agencies and private corporations in the U.S. and internationally.