Landscape Architecture - M.L.A. I and M.L.A. II

College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Center for Architecture and Environmental Design
Kent Campus
330-672-2917
CAED_info@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/caed


Description

The Master of Landscape Architecture I (MLA I) and II (MLA II) provide graduates with the requisite intellectual base for adapting to the design challenges facing landscape architecture today. The program emphasizes professional approaches highlighted by sustainable planning and design practices. Students will travel to regional landscapes within the Great Lakes-Ohio River basins to research post-industrial cities, and also have an option to study for a semester at the KSU Florence facility. Individual research studios or multi-disciplinary studios with graduate architecture and urban design students can comprise the final year of study. The MLA I degree focuses on sustainable landscapes with a concentration in regional ecologic, economic, and social issues. While, the MLA II degree is intended for students to develop new knowledge through research and design, and to provide professionals with the opportunity for specialization in an area of their choosing.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Kent Campus

Accreditation

The Master of Landscape Architecture I (MLA I) currently holds candidacy status with the Landscape Architecture Accrediting Board (LAAB) and will seek full accreditation in the next two years.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University general requirements, the applicants to the Master of Landscape Architecture I (MLA I) (first professional degree) are expected to have completed a bachelor degree or equivalent from a college or university with a minimum of 3.00 GPA. Applicants must submit

  • A statement of purpose
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Original transcripts from college(s) previously attended
  • Graduate Records Examination (GRE) scores
  • 3 letters of reference and portfolio of design work

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 550 TOEFL score (79 on the Internet-based version), minimum 77 MELAB score, minimum 6.5 IELTS score or minimum 58 PTE Academic score. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission websiteEffective spring 2018.

Admission to the Master of Landscape Architecture II (MLA II) degree program requires, in addition to the above, that the applicant holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from an LAAB accredited program.

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Program Requirements

Master of Landscape Architecture I (first professional degree)

[AE-MLA1-LARC]

Major Requirements
LARC 50100DESIGN VISUALIZATION 3
LARC 50101LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDIO I 6
LARC 50102LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDIO II 6
LARC 60103LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDIO III 6
LARC 60104LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDIO IV 6
LARC 60105LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDIO V 6
LARC 60106LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDIO VI 6
LARC 60111LANDSCAPE HISTORY AND THEORY 3
LARC 60301SITE ENGINEERING 3
LARC 60401LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE CONSTRUCTION METHODS 3
LARC 65003PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: LEADERSHIP, ETHICS AND OFFICE MANAGEMENT 3
LARC 60601PLANTS AND PLANTED FORM 3
LARC 60602URBAN ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS 3
LARC 60922METHODS OF INQUIRY IN ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES 2
LARC 60923EMPIRICAL RESEARCH IN ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN 1
Cognate courses (see course option list)12
Minimum Total Credit Hours:72

Master of Landscape Architecture II (for students holding a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from an LAAB accredited program)

[AE-MLA2-LARC]

Major Requirements
LARC 60103LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDIO III 6
LARC 60104LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDIO IV 6
LARC 60105LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDIO V 6
LARC 60106LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDIO VI 6
LARC 60922METHODS OF INQUIRY IN ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES 2
LARC 60923EMPIRICAL RESEARCH IN ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN 1
Cognate courses (see course option list)33
Minimum Total Credit Hours:60

Cognate Course Options

Architecture
ARCH 55291SEMINAR:VARIABLE TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY 1-3
ARCH 63002HEALTH CARE FACILITIES I 3
ARCH 63003HEALTH CARE FACILITIES II 3
Biology
BSCI 50162SOIL BIOLOGY 3
BSCI 50170STREAM BIOLOGY 3
BSCI 50364LIMNOLOGY 3
BSCI 50368WETLAND ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT 4
BSCI 50372COMMUNITIES AND ECOSYSTEMS 2
BSCI 50374CONSERVATION BIOLOGY 4
BSCI 50375ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT 4
BSCI 50525WILDLIFE RESOURCES 3
BSCI 60080EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN BIOLOGY 2
BSCI 60103BIOLOGICAL STATISTICS 3
BSCI 60391SEMINAR IN ECOLOGY 1
Environmental Health Sciences
EHS 52018ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CONCEPTS IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
EHS 53009EMERGING ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AND RESPONSE 3
Geography
GEOG 51066CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS IMPACTS 3
GEOG 51073CONSERVATION OF OUR NATURAL RESOURCES 3
GEOG 51074RESOURCE GEOGRAPHY 3
GEOG 51082GEOGRAPHY OF SOILS 3
GEOG 52052MEDICAL GEOGRAPHY 3
GEOG 54010GEOGRAPHY OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY 3
GEOG 54070SPATIAL ANALYSIS AND LOCATION THEORY 3
GEOG 55085URBAN TRANSPORTATION 3
GEOG 56070URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING 3
GEOG 59070GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE 4
GEOG 59076SPATIAL PROGRAMMING 3
GEOG 59080ADVANCED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE 3
GEOG 59162CARTOGRAPHY AND GEOVISUALIZATION 3
GEOG 59163CARTOGRAPHY AND GEOVISUALIZATION LABORATORY 1
GEOG 59165GEOMAPPING 3
GEOG 59230REMOTE SENSING 3
GEOG 60191SEMINAR IN TOPICAL GEOGRAPHY 3
GEOG 60800SEMINAR IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF GEOGRAPHIC THOUGHT 3
GEOG 62062BEHAVIORAL GEOGRAPHY 3
GEOG 69004QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY 3
GEOG 69701RESEARCH AND PRESENTATION OF GEOGRAPHIC DATA 3
Geology
GEOL 51073GEOLOGY OF OHIO 3
GEOL 51077GEOLOGY OF THE NATIONAL PARKS 3
GEOL 52067INTRODUCTORY HYDROGEOLOGY 3
GEOL 62011HYDROLOGY 3
GEOL 62068ADVANCED HYDROGEOLOGY 3
GEOL 62082INTRODUCTION TO SOIL MECHANICS 4
Sport and Recreation Management
SRM 56070PARK PLANNING 3
Urban Design
UD 55705FORCES THAT SHAPE CITIES 1-3
UD 65101COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROCESS 1-3
UD 65102URBAN SYSTEMS 1-3
UD 65632URBAN ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS 3
UD 66995SPECIAL TOPICS IN URBAN DESIGN 1-4