Prospective students who are interested in earning an undergraduate degree in landscape architecture can earn a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) or a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (BSLA). For those interested in earning their master's degree, options include the professional Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) and the Master of Science in Landscape Architecture (MSLA).
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10 Landscape Architecture Schools
Students interested in landscape architecture should compare schools on this list to find a good match for their educational needs.
|University||Location||Institution type||Degrees offered||Tuition (2015-2016)*|
|Louisiana State University||Baton Rouge, LA||4-year, Public||BLA, MLA||$9,714 (in-state), $26,877 (out-of-state)|
|Pennsylvania State University||University Park, PA||4-year, Public||BLA, MLA||$17,514 (in-state), $31,346 (out-of-state)|
|Cornell University||Ithaca, NY||4-year, Private||BSLA, MLA, MLA/MRP, M.P.S.||$49,116|
|California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo||San Luis Obispo, CA||4-year, Public||BLA||$9,001 (in-state), $20,161 (out-of-state)|
|University of Georgia||Athens, GA||4-year, Public||BLA, MLA||$11,622 (in-state), $29,832 (out-of-state)|
|Ohio State University||Columbus, OH||4-year, Public||BSLA, MLA||$10,037 (in-state), $27,365 (out-of-state)|
|Purdue University||West Lafayette, IN||4-year, Public||BSLA||$10,002 (in-state), $28,804 (out-of-state)|
|Texas A&M University||College Station, TX||4-year, Public||BLA, MLA||$10,176 (in-state), $28,768 (out-of-state)|
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University||Blacksburg, VA||4-year, Public||BLA, MLA||$12,485 (in-state), $29, 129 (out-of-state)|
|Ball State University||Muncie, IN||4-year, Public||BLA, MLA||$9,498 (in-state), $25,016 (out-of-state)|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
School Selection Criteria
There are a number of factors that can affect one's choice of institution, including the following list of considerations.
- Make sure the chosen program is accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
- Look for a school that offers internship opportunities to help with the transition into the job market after graduation.
- Students pursuing a graduate degree will need to select an MLA program if they have experience in the field, or an MSLA program if they do not.
Those interested in landscape architecture can pursue a BLA, BSLA, MLA or MSLA degree. Degree options and internship opportunities vary per institution and may open up different career options or additional educational paths.