Landscape Architecture, MLA & Urban Planning, MUP

for the degrees of Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Urban Planning

overview of grad college admissions & requirements:

overview of joint degree requirements: [Part II, section 3.5]

Urban + Regional Planning department website:

Landscape Architecture department website:

college website:

For the joint program, at least 40 hours must be in Urban Planning, including all core courses and capstone requirements. The two programs must total a minimum of the sum of 40 Urban Planning hours plus the required number of hours for the Master of Landscape Architecture, 48. At its discretion, Landscape Architecture may count up to 8 hours of Urban Planning courses as electives in meeting its degree requirements as long as the student is required to take no fewer than 40 additional hours in Landscape Architecture. The MUP capstone requirement may be waived for a thesis completed in Landscape Architecture provided faculty from both programs participate on the thesis committee.

Urban Planning core capstone and area requirements40
LA 470Social/Cultural Design Issues3
LA 501Landscape Arch Theory & Prac2
Specialization area coursework27-35
Additional undergraduate coursework will be required of students without a BLA. These prerequisites do not count toward the graduate degree.
LA 599Thesis Research (min/max applied toward degree)8
Total Hours80-88

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum Hours Required Within the Unit: 24
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 18
Enrollment in each program at least 2 semesters
Up to 8 hours of UP coursework may be applied to the LA degree at the department's discretion.
If pursuing the thesis option, the thesis committee chair must be full-time in Landscape Architecture and one committee member must be from Urban Planning.
Minimum GPA: 3.0

For additional details and requirements contact the Department of Landscape Architecture -