The Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture offers a three-year professional degree program leading to the Master of Landscape Architecture for students with any undergraduate degree. Students with undergraduate degrees in accredited (LAAB, NAAB, CIDA, NASAD) design programs may receive credit for previous coursework following approval by the Director or Graduate Coordinator.
Our Master of Landscape Architecture program is well established and our graduates routinely find work in design and planning firms, governmental agencies, and community based organizations throughout America and abroad. We offer a design-oriented curriculum with opportunities for involvement in issues that range from those of relevance to the Gulf South region to those of international importance. Our faculty have diverse professional and research interests, which are integrated into the learning experience. The school also works closely with the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio, offering multiple opportunities to explore research areas and design projects that pertain to the dynamic, shifting environment of the lower Mississippi River Delta and the Gulf Coast.
The master’s program in landscape architecture is rigorous, particularly in the first year. The curriculum becomes more flexible as you advance. We encourage you to discuss past academic and professional experiences with the graduate coordinator to facilitate making the most of the curriculum and your interests.
Students have three options for the final semester of work: the studio option, a design thesis option, or a written thesis option. Students considering the design or written thesis options should begin discussions with the graduate coordinator as soon as possible in order to begin work in time to meet the academic deadlines and requirements of the LSU Graduate School.
Master of Landscape Architecture Admissions Process
Master of Landscape Architecture Curriculum