The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) is a professional degree fully accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB). This allows our graduates to apply for licensure as Landscape Architects. LAAB describes the accreditation process thusly:
Accreditation is a non-governmental, voluntary system of self-regulation. Its core is the concept of self-evaluation. The Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) accreditation process evaluates each program on the basis of its stated objectives and compliance to externally mandated minimum standards. The program conducts a self-study to evaluate how well it is meeting its educational goals. LAAB then provides an independent assessment, which determines if a program meets accreditation requirements.
The Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design offers four LAAB-accredited MLA degree programs:
Master of Landscape Architecture five-year track (high school diploma + 157 credit hours)
Master of Landscape Architecture three-year track (pre-professional degree + 84 credit hours)
Master of Landscape Architecture two-year track (undergraduate degree in design + 60 credit hours)
Master of Landscape Architecture one-year track (professional degree in architecture + 36 credit hours)
Our next LAAB accreditation visit is in September 2018.