Master of Landscape Architecture
The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program prepares students for the practice of landscape architecture and engages them in applied scholarship with an emphasis on sustainable strategies.
Students have a hands-on education with a variety of learning projects including community and campus master plans, urban park systems, plazas and green streets, brownfield remediation, habitat creation and neighborhood design.
The MLA program is designed for individuals without prior training in landscape architecture, but students with prior degrees in landscape architecture or architecture can enter the program with advanced standing.
The University of Arizona is one of only two universities in the country to offer Coverdell Fellowships to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who are enrolled in a graduate landscape architecture program. Coverdell Fellows find a robust Peace Corps community at the University of Arizona and in Tucson, and many are CAPLA alumni. For more information about the program, including scholarships, visit the University of Arizona Coverdell Fellows site.
Students graduate fully prepared for professional practice, finding internships and employment with governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private sector firms locally, nationally, and internationally. Others continue on to pursue doctoral degrees.
For additional information on admissions, please contact Program Coordinator Laura Jensen, 520-626-9775.
Funding is available for qualified students.