The Master of Science in Landscape Architecture program also provides students with the opportunity to focus on a self-selected, particular area of landscape architectural investigation. The program emphasizes that landscape architectural works should facilitate deep connections to place, enabling individuals to positively affect and connect with these places. The program also emphasizes service learning and the development of research projects that shift both personal and public values and facilitate ecological understanding.
Through the program students are trained to develop an enlarged and holistic understanding of natural and social phenomena, events, and objects that shape the quality of people’s lives in rural and urban environments.
The Master of Science in Landscape Architecture degree is offered in two tracks:
+2 year M.S.
For candidates already possessing a degree in landscape architecture the +2 year M.S. provides opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills in a particular area, acquire strong research and critical thinking skills and contribute to and advance the body of knowledge in the discipline.
+3 year M.S.
For candidates without a design background the +3 year M.S. provides opportunities to pursue research and advanced specialization in landscape architecture that complements their current knowledge and skills. Successful applicants to the +3 year M.S. will also complete foundation courses in landscape design and technology in addition to the graduate core.
A collaborative, faculty-led merger of existing programs in architecture, construction management, interior design, and landscape architecture spurred the creation of the School of Design + Construction (SDC) at Washington State University (WSU) in July of 2012. The SDC currently includes 33 full or part-time faculty and roughly 650 graduate and undergraduate students across the four disciplines, establishing it as one of the largest schools at WSU and uniquely positioning it within a university-wide strategic effort towards interdisciplinary research and teaching.
Featuring long-standing disciplinary traditions in addition to strategic integration initiatives, the SDC has dedicated faculty delivering top quality instruction for which its programs have become institutionally notable, highly regarded across the West, and professionally accredited (by NAAB, ACCE, CIDA, and LAAB).
International Student Requirements:
International students must also submit proof of English language proficiency (80 on the TOEFL (IBT) or 7.0 on the IELTS) and Financial Verification.
Loans may be available. To determine eligiblity for federal student aid, students should begin by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal School Code: 003800