University of Colorado Denver

Landscape Architecture (MLA)

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The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program at the University of Colorado Denver is a professionally accredited Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) for first professional degree students and post-professional students (those already holding a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture or Bachelor of Architecture degree). The program emphasizes creating health, well-being and environmental resilience in the public realm through professional instruction and project-based, experiential learning. The MLA curriculum is based on a sequence of design studios supported by integrated core content classes and a variety of seminar courses and electives. The curriculum fosters an ethic of responsibility grounded in natural systems and processes and an understanding of cultural and community values. Our educational program operates fluidly in both local and global contexts and at a variety of scales. Students learn skills working on relevant urban and rural projects. Studios and courses engage current issues, define future trends, and explore the role of landscape architecture in a rapidly changing world. Throughout the program, our students learn and apply design and planning skills that use technologies and design approaches to enhance community, foster equity, remediate environmental balance, conserve and regenerate resources, and create places that hold value for current and future generations.


For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Larry Gulledge
Admissions Counselor
College of Architecture and Planning
Telephone: (303) 315-0082


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