Now students can pursue an advanced degree in landscape architecture even if the undergraduate degree they’ve earned isn’t in that field. The first professional master of landscape architecture program is a unique program designed for students from any discipline.
When students do not have an undergraduate degree in landscape architecture, the program can be completed in six semesters. For students who do have an undergraduate degree in the field, the post-professional master’s degree program can be completed in four semesters.
Landscape Architecture is a growing field, requiring students to be versed in a wide array of subjects, from design and project management to environmental ethics and research. In December 2008, U.S. News and World Report named landscape architecture as one of “The 30 Best Careers for 2009,” citing the growing focus on environmentally-friendly buildings, ecosystem restoration and low-impact public and private landscaping as areas of “green-collar” job growth.
OU’s program is fully accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Its program also boasts the Center for Community-Based Projects. This community program is award-winning and allows students, faculty and municipalities to work together in a formal setting.
The program does offer some graduate assistantships. You can learn more at http://la.coa.ou.edu or contact Dr. Tom Schurch, director of Landscape Architecture, at email@example.com or (405) 325-0358.