Top Landscape Architecture Graduate Schools
Find out what you should look for when selecting a school with a strong graduate program in landscape architecture. Read about three top-ranked schools with programs in this field, and find out what types of landscape architecture graduate degrees each school has.
How to Choose a Landscape Architecture Graduate School
When choosing a landscape architecture school, look for professionally ranked programs. Also consider your intended career, as some programs offer specialties in fields like urban design. Top schools offer career services, internships and trainee programs, along with providing students access to state-of-the-art labs and design facilities.
What are Three Top Graduate Schools for Landscape Architecture?
Harvard University in Cambridge, MA
U.S. News & World Report ranked Harvard University second among national universities for 2019. Its Graduate School of Design (GSD) offers a Master in Landscape Architecture program. The program is not exclusive to those who underwent training in architecture at the undergraduate level.
GSD offers many funding opportunities through prizes and travel fellowships. As a graduate student, you also have access to fabrication labs and a career services department. Harvard has these degrees at the graduate level:
- Master in Landscape Architecture
- Master of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design
Kansas State University in Manhattan
Kansas State University (KSU) offers landscape architecture programs through its College of Architecture, Planning and Design. In U.S. News & World Report's 2019 rankings, the university was tied for 75th among public schools.
You can take advantage of internship and study abroad opportunities. KSU has a Master of Landscape Architecture non-baccalaureate track program to current undergraduates and a post-baccalaureate program to students who have already earned their bachelor's degree. They offer:
- Master of Landscape Architecture
Ohio State University in Columbus
U.S. News & World Report ranked Ohio State University tied for 56th among national universities in 2019. Each year, students in its Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture (KSA) participate in local landscape architecture projects using the school's state-of-the-art digital fabrication lab.
KSA also offers an office associate program, which provides graduate students with salaries and exposure to potential employers. KSA offers two Master of Landscape Architecture programs, one for students without professional landscape architecture training and one for students with an undergraduate degree in landscape architecture. You could earn the following:
- Master of Landscape Architecture
Ten More Schools for Landscape Architecture
|College/University||Institution Type||Location||Estimated Graduate In-State Tuition & Fees*|
|University of Pennsylvania||4-year, Private||Philadelphia, PA||$38,000|
|Cornell University||4-year, Private||Ithaca, NY||$30,000|
|University of California - Berkeley||4-year, Public||Berkeley, CA||$14,000|
|Louisiana State University||4-year, Public||Baton Rouge, LA||$13,000|
|Texas A&M University||4-year, Public||College Station, TX||$10,000|
|California State Polytechnic University, Pomona||4-year, Public||Pomona, CA||$9,000|
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University||4-year, Public||Blacksburg, VA||$15,000|
|Purdue University||4-year, Public||West Lafayette, IN||$10,000|
|University of Georgia||4-year, Public||Athens, GA||$11,000|
|Michigan State University||4-year, Public||East Lansing, MI||$18,000|
*Source: NCES, U.S. Department of Education