Master's in Landscape Design; Offered in Alexandria VA, Ashburn VA and Washington DC, Graduate Certificate in Landscape Design; Offered in Ashburn VA and Washington DC
The Landscape Design Graduate Certificate or Master's Degree Program is ideally suited for landscape professionals seeking to upgrade skills, individuals who want to become professional landscape designers, amateurs with an interest in the art of garden design, institutional horticultural staff, nursery employees, and garden design writers. The program provides a background in horticulture, nursery and planting standards, and the creative process of design. Courses are geared to small-scale landscape design applications with emphasis on sound design principles, good site engineering methods, and creative use of plant materials.
By choosing the Master's degree program, students also learn a fundamental understanding of best practices in landscape conservation and sustainability, adapted to the small scale landscape, at the neighborhood level. These highly successful programs have a strong reputation in the regional industry. Area landscape design firms, plant nurseries, and contractors frequently seek out graduates of this program, and graduates often go on to pursue advanced degrees in landscape architecture.
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education
The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford Loans and alternative loans to graduate students seeking to finance their graduate educations.