University of Oregon

Department of Landscape Architecture

Future Students

The Department of Landscape Architecture offers professional degree programs for the Bachelors of Landscape Architecture (BLA), Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) and PhD in Landscape Architecture.

Undergraduates may apply to a five-year accredited professional bachelor's degree program. Students may apply to the program as UO prospective students, UO enrolled students, and transfer students. The program will only take three or four years for students who transfer in after at least a year of undergraduate studies. Prospective undergraduate students should review the undergraduate program and admissions.  See the Undergraduate Program Packet for additional information.

Graduate study is available via three options depending upon the applicant's previous degree:

  • First Professional degree program and admissions: This program is for students who have an undergraduate degree other than a BLA or BARCH, such as a BS or BA. The program is three-years plus one term (ten terms) in length and begins in the summer of the first year of study. Incoming students with an unaccredited undergraduate degree in environmental design or who are transferring from another MLA program often have a number of MLA degree requirements waived and may begin our program at the second- or third-year level.
  • Post Professional degree program and admissions: This program is for students who have a four or five-year, first-professional degree in architecture or landscape architecture from an accredited school (i.e. BLA, BArch, BSLA, MArch).  The program is generally two-years (or six terms) in length. Incoming students with an unaccredited first-professional degree and substantial professional experience are often eligible for this degree program.
  • Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture degree program and admissions:  This is a doctoral research degree for students seeking careers in teaching, scholarship, and leadership in sustainable design in universities, practice, policy, and consultancy. Students admitted to this program usually already hold a master’s degree in landscape architecture or architecture from an accredited program, have a professional bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture or architecture and sometimes a master’s degree in a related field, or other degrees and experience related to landscape policy and planning. Students admitted to this program will carry out a program of advanced study and research in landscape ecology, urban design, environmental perception or policy, landscape history or sustainable design. The program typically takes five to seven years.

See the Graduate Program Packet or the PhD Program Packet for additional information.

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