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College of Architecture and Planning University of Colorado Denver

College of Architecture & Planning
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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

College of Architecture and Planning


The Landscape Architecture program offers first professional and post-professional graduate courses leading to the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree. This degree is fully accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) and recognized by the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA).


FIRST PROFESSIONAL DEGREE PROGRAM

(FOR STUDENTS WITHOUT A PROFESSIONAL DEGREE IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE OR RELATED DISCIPLINE)

  • Requires a six-semester sequence of course work
  • Total 90 semester hours
  • Typically takes three years
  • Curriculum consists of studios and core and elective courses 


POST-PROFESSIONAL DEGREE PLAN

(FOR STUDENTS WITH A PROFESSIONAL DEGREE IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE OR RELATED DISCIPLINE)

  • For qualified students who have already earned a first professional degree in Landscape Architecture or related discipline

  • Requires 60 semester hours
  • Typically takes two years of full-time study
  • Curriculum consists of studios and core and elective courses


ADVANCED STANDING

If you complete the College of Architecture and Planning's BSArch degree, or complete an undergraduate design degree at another institution, you may be  given advanced standing in the three-year program.

If you have already earned a professional degree in landscape architecture or related discipline, you may qualify for the advanced professional degree program and may only need to take 60 semester hours. Advanced standing status is evaluated on a case-by-case basis and will be determined in accordance with prior academic accomplishments (as demonstrated in the application portfolio and transcript).


PREREQUISITES

You are expected to have achieved a basic level of computer literacy prior to enrolling in your first semester of classes. A graphics workshop is required if you do not have a background in drawing or computer graphics. The workshop is scheduled each year before the beginning of the fall semester.




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