LAAB Accreditation

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Programs accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) are required to provide reliable information to the public. Programs must report on accreditation status and its performance. This information is to help potential students make informed application decisions.

Accreditation

The Louisiana State University Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture are professional programs fully accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB). Students in the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program can complete degrees in five years (159 credit hours). Students in the Master of Landscape Architecture program can complete degrees in three or fewer years, depending on whether they have a professional undergraduate degree or a majored in a non-affiliated program.

For more information on LAAB, see asla.org/accreditationlaab.aspx.

Student Achievement

The BLA and MLA programs have awarded the following number of degrees over the past five years:

Degree Level 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18
BLA 21 23 13 13 15
MLA 20 15 24 11 17
  41 38 47 24 32

 

Retention and Cumulative Graduate Rates

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

  Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall

2012

Fall 2013 Fall

2014

Fall

2015

Fall

2016

Fall

2017

Freshmen Enrolled 14th Day 28 14 18 17 7 13 18 17 14 24
% Returned 2nd Year 96.4 78.6 88.9 88.2 100.0 92.3

(12)

61.1

(11)

88.2

(15)

92.8

(13)

% Returned 3rd Year 92.9 71.4 83.3 76.5 86.6 75.0

(12)

90.9

(10)

93.3

(14)

% Returned 4th Year 92.9 57.1 77.8 86.6 93 116

(14)

100

(10)

% Graduated in 4 yrs 17.9
% Returned 5th Year 75.0 57.1 95.8 92.8 107

(15)

% Graduated in 5 yrs 82.1 100 95.8  100  93.3
% Returned 6th Year 10.7  6.6

(1)

% Graduated in 6 yrs  6.6

 

Master of Landscape Architecture MLA 1 3-year program:

  2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2021-22 2022-23
Enrolled 8 15 8 12 10 5
% Returned 2nd Year 100 60 87.5 75

(10)

100

(10)

% Graduated in 2 yrs
% Returned 3rd Year 100 60 50 100

(10)

% Graduated in 3 yrs 100 60 50 75

(10)

% Returned 4th Year 25
% Graduated in 4 yrs
% Returned 5th Year
% Graduated in 5 yrs
 % Returned 6th Year
 % Graduated in 6 yrs

 

Master of Landscape Architecture MLA AP 2-year program:

  2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2021-22 2022-23
Enrolled 3 7 11 9 5 4
% Returned 2nd Year 100 85.7 90.9 100

(9)

100

(5)

% Graduated in 2 yrs 100 85.7 90.9 100

(9)

100

(5)

% Returned 3rd Year 14.3
% Graduated in 3 yrs 14.3
% Returned 4th Year
% Graduated in 4 yrs
% Returned 5th Year
% Graduated in 5 yrs
 % Returned 6th Year
 % Graduated in 6 yrs

 

The Cost

Estimated cost of full-time attendance for one year, 2017–18, for the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture:

  Resident Non-Resident International
Tuition & Fees $11,374 $28,051 $28,051
Room & Board $8,752 $8,752 $8,752
Books & Supplies $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
Mandatory Health Insurance $2,100
TOTAL $22,126 $38,803 $38,803

 

Estimated cost based on 30 credit hours of study for one year, 2017–18, for the Master of Landscape Architecture:

  Resident Nonresident
Tuition & Fees $12,278 $29,757
Books & Supplies $2,000 $2,000
TOTAL $14,278 $31,757

 

Links to Helpful Prospective Student Information:

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Landscape Architecture Alumni

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Landscape Architecture Faculty

Landscape Architecture Feature Stories

Student Accomplishments

2017

ASLA Awards
Disaster Autopsy Model.
Donguk Lee & Xiwei Shen, Undergraduate

Olmsted Scholar Program
Anjelica Sifuentes,  Undergraduate (nominated)
Joni Emmons,  Graduate (nominated)

2016

ASLA Awards
Harnessing the Beating Heart: Living Systems Infrastructure on Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia. William Baumgardner, Undergraduate

The Vermilion Corridor: Rediscovering the Waterways of Southern Louisiana. Alexander Morvant, Undergraduate

Creating Sustainable Future of Mae Kha Canal in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Sunantans Nuanla-or, Graduate

Olmsted Scholar Program
Ry’yan Clark, Undergraduate (nominated)
Tianyi Zhang, Graduate (nominated)

2015

SOS Urban Design Competition
Bangkok Resilience City: Urban SOS Canal SOS, 3rd Place
Jacky Wah, Undergraduate & Sunantana Nuanla-Or, Graduate

Come Alive Outside-Memphis Challenge
Fourth Year Undergraduate Class, 2nd Place, Undergraduate

Olmsted Scholar Program
Maria Munoz, Undergraduate (won)
Ramneek Bajwa, Graduate (nominated)

2014

ASLA Awards
Beyond Turf: Reinterpreting the Ecological Management of Vacant Landscapes
Alexander Ochoa, Undergraduate

Olmsted Scholar Program
Erin Percevault, Undergraduate (won)
Sheryl Fischel, Graduate (nominated)

National ASLA Council of Fellows Scholarship
Maria Munoz, Undergraduate

2013

ASLA Competition Awards

Longhorn: in Defense of Change
Andrew Doyle, Undergraduate

METABOLIC CHANGE: Coastal Patterns of Human Settlement and Material Flow
Eric Roy and Matthew Seibert, Graduate

Landscape Architecture Graduate Work Accepted at 2013 ACADIA International Conference in Canada

MLA students Ian Miller, Matt Seibert, and Matt Rossbach
Two projects by LSU students in the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture Graduate Program have been accepted at the Association

Udall Scholar
Erin Percevault, Undergraduate  (Honorable Mention)

2012

ASLA Competition Awards

Rewilding City Park
Chad Caletka, Undergraduate

Microcosm of America
Joshua Brooks, Undergraduate

2011

ASLA Competition Awards

Chattanooga Central Park
Emily Bullock, and Jessica Carvajal, Graduate

The Fluvial Lexicon
Matthew Seibert, and Benjamin Wellington, Graduate

Simulation Space [Revisioning The Fake; Relinking The Real]
Drew Baum, Student ASLA; Sara Davis, Student ASLA; Mark Ellender, Student ASLA; Courtney Lebeau, Student ASLA; Kristen Lonon, Associate ASLA; Patrick May, Student ASLA; Patrick McGannon, Associate ASLA; Ben Moran, AssociateASLA; Alex Ramirez, Associate ASLA and Christian Thonn, Associate ASLA, Undergraduate

Canals as Greenways
Paul Toenjes, and Shuntaro Yahiro, Graduate

Viable Agricultural Solutions
Will Tietje, Undergraduate