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Landscape Architecture

The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program at the University of Cincinnati (UC) is founded on the contemporary practice of landscape architecture and its broad applications of regenerative planning, design, and stewardship, and the synthesis of art and science to balance human activity with natural systems.

The program surpasses the minimum expectations of accreditation to produce graduates who are prepared for leadership and interdisciplinary teamwork that will sustain the urban, regional, and global landscape in a prosperous and dynamic equilibrium. The MLA program at the University of Cincinnati is distinguished by Cooperative Education (Co-op).

Degree: Master of Landscape Arch

Duration: 2.0 Years

Location: Uptown Campus West

Contact Information:

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
Landscape Architecture
Virginia L Russell, FASLA
PO Box 210016
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0016
(513) 556-1135

Admission Requirements


Applications received by January 15 will be considered for financial support. Applications submitted after that will be considered for financial support as funds permit.



The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

As a first-professional degree program, the MLA I provides the body of knowledge common to the profession and promotes acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary to enter the professional practice of landscape architecture. The MLA I degree program has been designed to meet the standards of the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board. This new degree program will begin the accreditation process in 2019. For more information about accreditation, please visit this website:

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