Master of Landscape Architecture
The country’s second oldest MLA and the only in New England by a public university
Established in 1903, the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) Program is the second oldest in the country and is fully accredited through the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board.
You’ll join a community of students from a range of cultural and educational backgrounds who bring broad perspectives to bear on common planning and design problems. In a studio-based curriculum, you’ll receive expert guidance from top faculty while engaging real landscape problems, including greenways, gardens, housing and open spaces, parks, and institutional and recreational landscapes.
The program also has a special commitment to the stewardship of landscapes and their natural and cultural resources and seeks to create sustainable patterns of development that mitigate environmental impacts and maximize benefits to individuals and society.
Our graduates work as environmental stewards and as guardians of our cultural landscape heritage; as planners and managers who evaluate and create environmental policies; as private practitioners who imaginatively interpret and resolve design problems; and as educators in colleges and universities around the world.