School of Landscape Architecture & Planning
Where others see the impossible, we see a design challenge.
The School of Landscape Architecture and Planning encourages and supports a culture of innovation in teaching, research, creative works, as well as community engagement aimed at advancing professional practice and preparing students to be leaders in their respective fields.
We utilize Tucson and the unique Sonoran Desert environment as a learning laboratory for applied research and community-based projects involving a variety of stakeholders.
Creative thinking and collaborative learning are encouraged in all of our programs through interdisciplinary coursework and real-world projects. Graduates are able to integrate scientific knowledge with resourceful innovation to achieve outcomes that demonstrate best practices for the development of healthful, livable, and meaningful places.
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture is a four-year professional degree program that prepares students to become successful, licensed landscape architects. With a robust, studio-based curriculum and award-winning faculty and facilities, the degree is designed to fully engage students' artistic, analytical and inventive selves.
Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments
Students learn solutions-based environmental design, planning and management practices in the four-year BS in Sustainable Built Environments program. Students are prepared for a wide range of employment opportunities in entrepreneurial startups, global corporations, nonprofit organizations and government agencies as well as for graduate study. This degree is offered both in person and fully online.
Master of Landscape Architecture
Our professional, STEM-designated graduate degree program emphasizes sustainable design characterized by a thorough understanding of landscape ecology, landscape planning, cultural landscapes, history and theory, fine art and technical and digital media. Graduates are prepared for the practice of landscape architecture as scholars of the discipline.
Master of Real Estate Development
The Master of Real Estate Development program recruits students who have demonstrated excellence in their professional careers and who have the potential to become future real estate development industry leaders. The degree is comprised of a series of three graduate certificates that may be earned together or separately. This degree is offered both in person and fully online.
Master of Science in Urban Planning
This MS in Urban Planning provides a diverse and multidisciplinary learning experience that prepares students to address the challenges that face society and the environment through creative urban plan making, environmental physical planning, cultural awareness and research, exploration and innovation.
Graduate Certificates in Heritage Conservation and Real Estate Development
Our graduate certificate programs prepare students for practice in the fields of real estate development, historic preservation and heritage conservation. Individual Real Estate Development certificates include Analysis, Finance and Practice. The interdisciplinary, applied Heritage Conservation certificate provides an education in the assessment, interpretation, documentation, planning and preservation of the historic built environment informed by a comprehensive ethic of environmental, cultural and economic sustainability.
Our world-class faculty bring a wide breadth and depth of expertise and experience in built environment policy and design. They are leaders in their fields and create an interdisciplinary and collaborative learning environment in which students are exposed to the latest practices in landscape architecture, urban planning, real estate development, heritage conservation, and design strategies for sustainable built environments.