Landscape Architecture: MLA, PhD

Landscape Architecture: MLA

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Landscape Architecture


PROGRAM LEVEL

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Design




FINAL DEADLINE

Summer Term: January 15

This program may accept applications after the posted deadline on a space-available basis. Refer to the program’s website for more details.


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

3 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

The College of Design’s Landscape Architecture curriculum emphasizes understanding landscapes across multiple scales and contexts to support innovative design, critical thinking, and real-world problem solving. Faculty approach design as a process of discovery, characterized by questioning, creating, testing and evaluating. The program strives to create environments that fulfill human needs and potential, and are ecologically responsive and socially just.

The department offers two master's degrees:

  1. Accredited first-professional master of landscape architecture (MLA) degree
  2. Post-professional master of landscape architecture (MLA) degree

Program Prerequisites

First-Professional Degree Program (Accredited)

Students with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture

Students entering with a four-year or non-accredited degree in landscape architecture spend two to three years completing the first professional MLA.

The first year focuses on course work required for the degree. The second year focuses on completing electives related to the master's project and the project or thesis itself.

Students with Other Degrees

Students who have no background in landscape design and planning can expect to spend a minimum of ten terms earning an accredited, first professional MLA.

The department recognizes that first professional master's candidates have extremely varied backgrounds and may have special requirements.

Based on undergraduate courses, background in design-related disciplines, and work experience, these students may be exempt from a limited number of requirements.

Students who want to replace or waive requirements must show equivalent competency in those areas, typically through course work or professional experience.

The program begins in the summer and is available at the Eugene campus.

Post-Professional Degree Program

Students entering the post-professional MLA program must have a professionally accredited bachelor's degree in landscape architecture or architecture.

Students with professional landscape architecture degrees typically spend two years in residence satisfying course requirements.

Students with professional architecture degrees who are accepted into the program may spend an additional one to three terms, decided on a case-by-case basis.

The program begins in the summer and is available at the Eugene campus

Program Information  Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. This program has two separate applications, the University of Oregon application and a department application. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • Essay questions
  • Higher TOEFL/IELTS than UO minimums
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Portfolio
  • Resume

Optional

  • GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)

Not Required

  • GMAT

Apply Through Department


Landscape Architecture: PhD

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Landscape Architecture


PROGRAM LEVEL

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Design




FINAL DEADLINE

Fall Term: January 4

This program may accept applications after the posted deadline on a space-available basis. Refer to the program’s website for more details.


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

5.6 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

The doctoral program in landscape architecture offers opportunities for advanced study and scholarship across a range of spatial scales and cultural contexts.

Students in the program pursue diverse topics related to individual interests and to clusters of faculty expertise.

Current clusters include: critical history, theory and practice; ecology, infrastructure, and social justice; and productive landscapes.

The degree is intended primarily for students seeking careers in:

  • Teaching
  • Scholarship
  • Leadership in landscape design and planning in:
    • Universities
    • Practice
    • Policy
    • Consultancy

Depending on individual background and research goals, students can expect to complete the degree in four to six years, including required course work, qualifying exams, and their dissertation.

Graduates of the doctoral program regularly find academic employment in institutions and organizations around the world.

Program Prerequisites

Professional degree in landscape architecture or architecture (BLA, MLA, BArch or MArch), or a master's degree (e.g., MA or MS) in a related and/or relevant field and show clear evidence of academic experience and goals suitably aligned with landscape architecture

Program Information  Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. This program has two separate applications, the University of Oregon application and a department application. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)
  • Higher TOEFL/IELTS than UO minimums
  • Letter of Intent
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Portfolio
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample

Not Required

  • GMAT

Apply Through Department