Our programs are among the highest-ranked landscape architecture programs in the nation, with our MLA and BSLA ranked in the Top 3, by DesignIntelligence.
Cornell University offers accredited, license-qualifying landscape architecture degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The undergraduate landscape architecture degree is the only one of its kind in the Ivy League. Both academic programs provide a sound grounding in the history and theory underlying the field of landscape architecture, as well as in technical and technological expertise (plants, materials, grading, fabrication, etc.). The knowledge acquired in these courses helps support creative, space-making exploration projects in the design studio, a course that remains a constant through each semester in the respective programs.
Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture
The Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (BSLA) curriculum is a broad-based course of study that provides instruction in the skills necessary for professional practice and is a license-qualifying, first professional degree.
Master of Landscape Architecture
Individuals holding an undergraduate degree including landscape architecture or architecture may apply for the license-qualifying Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree.
Master of Professional Studies
The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) program in landscape architecture was created for individuals with an interest in advancing their careers by pursuing innovative issues related to planning, designing and managing natural and built environments.
Landscape studies undergraduate minor
Students outside the professional program may choose the undergraduate minor in landscape studies to complement their major studies.
Dual master’s degree with City and Regional Planning
Jointly offered with the Department of City and Regional Planning, the dual master’s degree in landscape architecture and regional planning (MLA/MRP) is a professionally accredited degree intended for students with an interest in both planning and design issues.
Study abroad programs
Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad.
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor
- (607) 255-9082
- jlv29 [at] cornell.edu
Department Chair, Associate Professor
- (607) 255-9552
- jfc299 [at] cornell.edu
Undergraduate and Graduate Field Assistant
- (607) 255-0552
- klo28 [at] cornell.edu