Master's in Landscape Architecture in North America

Compare Masters Programs in Landscape Architecture in North America 2019

Landscape Architecture

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Landscape architecture is a field that involves the planning, design and maintenance of outdoor green spaces, primarily in urban areas. This often includes public areas such as schools, city squares, zoos, arboretums and parks, but it can also extend to large private corporate properties and extensive residential grounds.

From indigenous civilizations to modern day empires, North America has plenty of hands-on educational opportunities to offer scholars. Filled with a range of distinct cultures, students can educate themselves in well-rounded way.

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Graduate Program in Sustainable Landscape Planning and Design

The Conway School
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Conway

The Conway program is a lively mix of classroom instruction, applied studio work, student and visitor presentations, fieldwork, site visits, and informal discussions in the collective kitchen. [+]

The Conway program is a lively mix of classroom instruction, applied studio work, student and visitor presentations, fieldwork, site visits, and informal discussions in the collective kitchen.

Sketching in the field

Students learn from faculty, from each other, from guests, and from their explorations of their project sites and the communities where those projects are embedded. The environment is personal, collaborative, and rigorous—learning is driven by motivated students working for real communities to solve real and pressing problems.

The Conway program is built around those real projects for real clients. The projects raise issues, questions, and challenges—from technical questions about site engineering, to ethical issues about community involvement or wise use of resources, to practical questions about how resilience can be built into systems in the face of uncertain futures—that drive the classes, discussions, and field and studio work that make up the rest of the fully integrated, multidisciplinary program. Class assignments—graphic, technical, and written—support project work.... [-]


Master in Architecture, Design and Innovation - MArch

Universidad Europea
Campus Full time September 2019 Spain Valencia Madrid China Shanghai USA San Diego Irvine Alcobendas Santa Cruz de Tenerife Villaviciosa de Odón Spain Online Las Palmas de Gran Canaria + 10 more

You will learn in a place of interaction and relationship of different cultural points through exhibitions, events, teaching programs and professional works. The different spaces within the Espai Alfaro (Valencia), allow generating different atmospheres and situations to create, exchange and disseminate design. [+]

You will learn in a place of interaction and relationship of different cultural points through exhibitions, events, teaching programs and professional works. The different spaces within the Espai Alfaro (Valencia), allow generating different atmospheres and situations to create, exchange and disseminate design.

The training is developed through practical activities that allow to systematize and apply the technical knowledge to the development of the different phases within the work activity.

Expanding this knowledge with the direct experience of professionals of recognized prestige who participate in the Master.

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Master of Landscape Architecture

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) graduate degree program offers an accredited three-year curriculum. This professional course of study is highly demanding with a large proportion of the curriculum being required coursework. Design studios are integrated with courses in landscape history and theory, site analysis and planning, and management of environments. Within this challenging program, opportunities to develop an individual identity and special skills are made possible through the selection of specialized topic design studios, thoughtful engagement with electives, and especially through the execution of the Graduation Project. [+]

The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) graduate degree program offers an accredited three-year curriculum. This professional course of study is highly demanding with a large proportion of the curriculum being required coursework. Design studios are integrated with courses in landscape history and theory, site analysis and planning, and management of environments. Within this challenging program, opportunities to develop an individual identity and special skills are made possible through the selection of specialized topic design studios, thoughtful engagement with electives, and especially through the execution of the Graduation Project.

The academics are coupled with experience in the contemporary profession with internships available for credits. By working in firms or agencies related to student's areas of interest, design development, and documentation skills are honed for future practice. Students build and expand their professional network through these positions and small student-faculty ratios.... [-]


Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture (MASLA) is a post-professional research degree offered in a two-year curriculum. Students work in independent research-based studies in collaboration with faculty members engaged in certain research themes. This immersive program is for those who wish to synthesize existing knowledge in landscape architecture and progress contemporary concepts in the field. Within the wider University community, students immerse themselves in a focused research environment enriched by resources and support from related disciplines such as community and regional planning, civil engineering, geography, and art history, visual and theory. [+]

The Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture (MASLA) is a post-professional research degree offered in a two-year curriculum. Students work in independent research-based studies in collaboration with faculty members engaged in certain research themes. This immersive program is for those who wish to synthesize existing knowledge in landscape architecture and progress contemporary concepts in the field. Within the wider University community, students immerse themselves in a focused research environment enriched by resources and support from related disciplines such as community and regional planning, civil engineering, geography, and art history, visual and theory.

The MASLA program is intended for qualified applicants with a previous professional degree with the capacity for independent research. The main criteria for admissions include a comprehensive proposal for their research and prior consultation with individual faculty members to discuss student's ambitions and supported research topics.... [-]


Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 Canada Vancouver

The dual degree option is a four-year program to pursue the Master of Architecture and the Master of Landscape Architecture at the same time. The dual degree is certified with both the Canadian Architectural Certification Board and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. The dual degree program harmonizes architectural design with ecological consciousness to create an inclusive understanding of built and natural environments. [+]

The dual degree option is a four-year program to pursue the Master of Architecture and the Master of Landscape Architecture at the same time. The dual degree is certified by both the Canadian Architectural Certification Board and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. The dual degree program harmonizes architectural design with ecological consciousness to create an inclusive understanding of built and natural environments.

Dual degree option

The dual degree option is a four-year program to pursue the Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) and the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) at the same time. Each degree is accredited: the MArch degree by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board and MLA degree by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Council.... [-]


M.Arch 1

SCI-Arc
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 USA Los Angeles

SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 1 is a three-year, seven-term, professional Master of Architecture program. The core of the program involves architectural experimentation and learning through making. [+]

SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 1 is a three-year, seven-term, professional Master of Architecture program. The core of the program involves architectural experimentation and learning through making.

Open to applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any field of study, the M.Arch 1 program requires attendance for the fall and spring terms of the first two years, and the fall, spring, and summer terms of the third year. The curriculum is horizontally integrated and vertically progressive, starting with a four-semester core sequence in which students develop a framework for the discipline and a strong foundation for critical inquiry and experimentation.

Each semester’s design studio is integrally linked with courses in visual, cultural, and applied studies, giving insights into the relationship between architecture and technological advances, representation, and social change. With each progressive semester, students become more sophisticated in addressing complex architectural issues while testing their own intellectual and design convictions.... [-]


M.Arch 2

SCI-Arc
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Los Angeles

SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 2 program is a two-year, five-term, professional Master of Architecture program. The aim is the reappraisal of architecture; it is specifically designed to build upon and reconsider knowledge gained from a prior undergraduate degree in the field. [+]

SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 2 program is a two-year, five-term, professional Master of Architecture program. The aim is the reappraisal of architecture; it is specifically designed to build upon and reconsider knowledge gained from a prior undergraduate degree in the field.

Open to applicants with a minimum of a four-year degree in architecture, or its equivalent abroad, the program requires attendance for the fall and spring terms of the first year, and the fall, spring, and summer terms of the second year. Students are introduced to advanced critical perspectives on contemporary architectural issues and examine the complex and shifting relationships between architecture and cultural, political, economic, and social change.... [-]