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College of Environment and Design

PROGRAMS Overview


 

 

Landscape Architecture

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Since the program’s introduction in 1928, UGA’s Landscape Architecture programs have become among the most esteemed programs in the nation, often being ranked within the top 10 programs nationwide at the graduate and undergraduate levels. 

 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Master's Program

Held in high regard by the state of Georgia and the National Trust since 1973, the Master of Historic Preservation program not only offers a world-class education in historic preservation, but remains one of just two programs in the United States to offer a joint Juris Doctorate program. For interested undergraduates, the CED offers a Historic Preservation minor.

 

Urban PLANNING AND DESIGN

Master's Program

The Master of Urban Planning and Design program is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board and focuses on the physical planning and design of the built environment. Planning studios, around which the program is structured, foster an energetic, collaborative, and creative environment enhanced by innovative teaching. The MUPD also offers a joint Juris Doctorate program.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL Design and Planning

PhD Program

The CED offers an advanced doctoral degree which prepares students to propose and conduct research to support the design, planning, and management of the natural, cultural, and built environment though the integration of research methods and theories, innovative technologies, design and problem solving and research-driven solutions.

 

ADMISSION INFORMATION

 

  1. Landscape Architecture (BLA)   
    BLA ADMISSION INFORMATION

 

 

  1. Landscape Architecture (MLA)  
    MLA ADMISSION INFORMATION
  2. Historic Preservation (MHP)  
    MHP ADMISSION INFORMATION
  3. Urban Planning and Design (MUPD)  
    MUPD ADMISSION INFORMATION

 

 

  1. Environmental Design and Planning  
    PHD ADMISSION INFORMATION 

 


Minors

Three minors are available at the CED: 

  1. Environmental Design

  2. Landscape Studies

  3. Historic Preservation

 

Certificates

ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Established in 1983, the EECP is the first of its kind, and is available to undergraduate and graduate students, often complementing related degrees. The program of study covers a wealth of disciplines such as botany, biology, forestry, ecology, soil science and marine science, as well as landscape architecture, business, sociology, law, journalism, the arts and other non-science areas and private industry.

OTHER CERTIFICATES

In addition to Environmental Ethics, CED and other UGA departments offer several other Certificate Programs which may be earned in conjunction with one’s degree. 

Undergraduate 

  1. Environmental Ethics (18 hours)
  2. Geographic Information Science (12 hours)  (GEOGRAPHY)
  3. Historic Preservation (18 hours)
  4. Sustainability (17 hours) (SUSTAINABLE UGA)
  5. Museum Studies  (16 hours) (HISTORY)
  6. Urban and Metropolitan Studies (12 hours)  (GEOGRAPHY)

 Graduate

  1. Environmental Ethics (18 hours) 
  2. Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development (20 hours) (ECOLOGY)
  3. Cultural Landscape Conservation (18 hours)
  4. MHP + Native American Studies(UGA INSTITUTE OF NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES) 
  5. MLA + Native American Studies (UGA INSTITUTE OF NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES) 
  6. Geographic Information Science (15 hours) (GEOGRAPHY)
  7. Historic Preservation (18 hours)
  8. Sustainability (17 hours) 
  9. Museum Studies  (16 hours)
  10. Urban and Metropolitan Studies (12 hours)

 

DUAL MASTER'S PROGRAMS

  1. Juris Doctor/Master of Historic Preservation 
  2. Juris Doctor/Master of Urban Planning and Design

 

Double Dawgs (2 DEGREES IN 5 YEARS)

Earn a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in five years or less. CED offers several dual degrees under UGA's Double Dawgs Program, which gives ambitious and motivated students a competitive advantage in today’s knowledge economy. By becoming a Double Dawg, students save time and money while positioning themselves for success after graduation. See all of the CED's Double Dawg programs here.

  1. BLA + MLA
  2. BLA + MUPD
  3. AB HIST + MHP
  4. AB Classics + MHP
  5. AB Anthropology + MHP
  6. MUPD + MPA

 

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 *DesignIntelligence Landscape Architecture rankings: CED ranked within the top 10 programs  nationwide.

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