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Landscape Architecture


Message from the Director

Laurel McSherryWelcome and congratulations on your decision to continue your education, and thank you for considering Morgan State for your professional studies in landscape architecture. Established in 1979, we are proud to be the oldest accredited landscape architecture program in Maryland, and the only Master of Landscape Architecture offered at a Historically Black Institution. Situated within the School of Architecture + Planning, our goal is to prepare students for impactful citizenship and meaningful professional practice, whether in business, with a public or research agency, or at a non-profit organization. Through collaborative projects, creative works, scholarly research, and community engagement, we exemplify Morgan's role as the preeminent public urban university serving the citizens and lands of Baltimore, the state of Maryland, and the Chesapeake Bay region. Our geographci location offers a range of environments for learning and reflection, and considerable internships and employment opportunities for student while enrolled and upon graduation. Other distinctions and advantages of studying landscape architecture at Morgan State include:

  • a commitment to design that respects heritage and encourages innovation; 
  • a learning environment that fosters interdiciplinary interaction and collaboration; 
  • a vibrant and personalized studio experience with a faculty/student ratio of 1:10; 
  • an approach to design education that catalyzes learning through professional immersion in the city and region; 
  • a distinguished faculty, accessible to students and devoted to their work; 
  • a supportive, engaged, and inclusive student body; and 
  • a talented and motivated alumni community who are leaders in their field.

We invite you to visit our program pages and hope you find them useful in getting to know us, the profession of landscape architecture, and the Morgan State community. If you have questions please contact me at laurel.mcsherry@morgan.edu or visit us @land.arch.morgan.

We look forward to hearing from you,

Laurel McSherry
Program Director