As awareness about the need to plan and design our future environment increases, the public demand for more responsive, sensitive and appropriate site design and land planning is increasing. The Rutgers Masters of Landscape Architecture Program has been established to respond to this need by providing a studio-centered, problem-solving pedagogy to students whose undergraduate degrees are in other areas (MLA 1); as well as by providing a more custom-tailored, post-professional program for those who have already received a professional design degree (MLA 2).
While all landscape architecture programs, including ours, address the history, theory and practice of the profession, at Rutgers our graduate program additionally focuses upon the planning and design of build-out conditionssituations in which all available land is constructed at specified densities according to a general plan. Clearly this is a circumstance with which we are familiar in New Jersey, but it is also one which is rapidly becoming the case in many other metropolitan areas across the nation (such as San Diego, California or Atlanta, Georgia). As undeveloped land becomes scarcer and more valuable to conserve, the importance of redressing past environmental excesses and social inequities becomes evident. These are not easy issues to address in our contentious public realm and they involve finding ways to work in a collaborative manner with others engaged in solving them.
* Representation IDrawing
* Visualization II - Digital Design/Present
* Landscape History II1850-Present
* Construction II - Materials/Engineering
* Landscape Plants
* Theories of Landscape Architecture
* StudioHousing and Open Space
* Construction III - Implementation/Practice
* Introduction to Geomatics
* Research Methods
* Ecological Land Arch Design
* Landscape Plants IIID & Design
* Colloquium in Landscape Architecture
* Professional Practice
There are scholarships and awards available. These could be from the University, the School (SEBS) or the Department (LA).
LAAB accredited program