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College of Environment and Design

Master of Landscape Architecture

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The Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture (MLA) at the University of Georgia’s College of Environment and Design provides the foundational knowledge, practical skills and design expertise needed to engage in both public service and private practice of landscape architecture. It provides, through community engagement in service learning projects, development of the knowledge, skills and values required to attend to the health, safety and welfare needs of people, communities and the environment.

In addition, it affords students the opportunity to focus and define their unique position within the profession through scholarly discovery, preparing them for a leadership role in practice, or a possible future in academia. The CED’s MLA program prepares students to lead the profession as outstanding practitioners, educators and scholars in the planning, design, and management of the natural and built environment.

The MLA offers thesis and nonthesis options. The nonthesis option has a greater focus on research-based design. The non-thesis option will still require a defense and a positive committee vote to successfully complete the program. Read more on the nonthesis option here.

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The MLA program is currenlty housed in Denmark Hall, a historic three-level building with ADA access only to its main floor. Currently the basement and top levels of Denmark do not meet ADA requirements and are only accessed by stairs. The University is currently masterplanning a major renovation of the building to include elevator access to all floors, among other exciting improvements. In the interim, the CED will continue to fulfill the spirit and letter of ADA and meet the needs of all users by rescheduling classes and meetings to ADA spaces whenever needed. Please contact the CED Dean's office and academic program coordinators as early as possible to notify and request schedule changes.

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