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Accelerated Master's Program: Landscape Architecture (MLA)

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Arch, Planning, & Landscape Arch
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Program/Degree

Landscape Architecture (MLA) - Accelerated Master's Program 

Program Description

Students interested in adding skills and knowledge about urban planning to their architecture credentials may pursue this objective through the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture's Accelerated Master's Program. This program allows eligible students enrolled in the B.Arch or Sustainable Built Environments (SBE) degree programs to begin working toward a second professional degree--a Master of Landscape Architecture --as early as the third or fourth year. The MLA can usually be completed within four to five semesters of attaining the B.Arch or SBE degree.

Subsequent to being admitted to the Accelerated Master's Program, architecture or SBE students in their fourth and/or fifth years begin to take graduate courses in their preferred planning curriculum. Twelve of the graduate units earned may be used to count toward both degrees, i.e., these units will meet the B.Arch or SBE upper division open elective requirement.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

School of Landscape Architecture and Planning - http://capla.arizona.edu/

The College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA), the nation's leader in sustainable design and planning for arid regions, embodies the oldest design and planning programs in the state of Arizona. CAPLA faculty work at the forefront of sustainability and regenerative development, specifically, alternative energy, water conservation, landscape ecology, climate change adaptation, affordable housing, and heritage preservation. Our alumni are recognized internationally for modern desert architecture, landscape architecture, and urban and regional planning and design comprising what is known as the "Arizona School."