Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning

Graduate Degrees: Ph.D., M.L.A.

Apply for Admission: December 1, 2017 (Ph.D.)
December 15, 2017 (M.L.A.)

Required Tests: GRE (general test)


The Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning offers a professional master's degree, the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning.

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)

The Master of Landscape Architecture degree is a professional degree accredited by the American Society of Landscape Architects. The program offers advanced work in landscape architecture from the scale of detailed form to that of the regional landscape. A core of courses in the department is required of all students, emphasizing the relationship between the design and the environmental planning aspects of the field. This core group forms the foundation for extended coursework in landscape design, urban and community design, and environmental planning.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

The doctor of philosophy program is offered for students who wish to pursue advanced scholarly and research work. The program emphasizes the development of theories and methods that underlie the fields of environmental planning or urban design, and the processes of planning and design as they relate to the solution of problems in the natural and urban environment. The PhD degree in Environmental Planning is appropriate for those seeking careers in research and teaching, environmental planning, urban design, specialized roles in government, and professional consultation.

Source: Berkeley Academic Guide

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