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Landscape Architecture

Degree Options

Our program offers three degree options. Sample course sequences for each option can be found under Curriculum Tracks.

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) *
This three-year, first-professional accredited option is for individuals seeking to become landscape architects but have no previous background in design. The degree consists of 75 total course credits (66 core credits and 9 elective credits) and normally requires six semesters of full-time study to complete. Students choosing to enroll part-time extend their studies over a longer period of time.

Master of Science in Landscape Architecture (MSLA)
This two-year option is for individuals who already possess a professional degree in landscape architecture from an accredited program in North America. The degree consists of 36 credits, and typically requires three semesters of full-time study. Students choosing to enroll part-time extend their studies over a longer period of time. 

Accelerated 3+2 (BSAED + MLA)
This accelerated 3+2 option (Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Environmental Design + MLA) is open to undergraduate students enrolled in their second and/or third year of Morgan State's AREN (Architecture and Environmental Design) program, or in their second year of an associate degree program in architecture. Applicants pursing this option can earn the accredited professional MLA degree within five years of full-time study.

* Admission with Advanced Standing
Applicants with previous coursework in fields such as architecture, city and regional planning, or fine arts, may be eligible for MLA admission with Advanced Standing. This option consists of between 60-75 total credit hours and typically requires less than six semesters of full-time study to complete. During the admissions process, the Graduate Program Director will review transcripts for Advanced Standing applicants to determine equivalency of previous coursework to the scope and content of the required MLA core curriculum. Morgan State permits external graduate transfer credit up to a maximum of twenty percent of a required curriculum, or 15 credit hours.