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Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Curricula + Programs


First Professional LAAB Degree (TRACK III)  is intended for graduate students with undergraduate degrees in fields other than landscape architecture, architecture, or related design fields.

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First Professional LAAB Degree, Advanced Standing (TRACK II)  is intended for:
• graduate students with degrees in landscape architecture, architecture, or related design programs that are not LAAB accredited, or
• graduate students obtaining concurrent degrees in architecture, urban design or urban planning

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MLA Post Professional Degree (TRACK I)  is intended for graduate students with prior LAAB accredited degrees in landscape architecture.

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MLA + Master of Architecture at NCSU: Landscape architecture students have the opportunity to earn a dual degree in both landscape architecture and architecture in either 3 or 4 years depending on experience.

MLA + Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP) at UNC Chapel Hill: NC State’s landscape architecture students can combine their landscape architecture education with studies at UNC Chapel Hill to pursue a dual degree with planning. You must apply and be admitted separately to each program. Students may apply to both programs at once or may choose to apply to a second program during the fall of their first semester.

Interested candidates should contact Carla Delcambre for additional information as these opportunities are customized based on students background and experience.


Disaster Resilient Policy, Engineering and Design Certificate: (NEW Fall 2020) The imperative motivating the Graduate Certificate in Disaster Resilient Policy, Engineering and Design is to educate the next generation of practitioners and scholars to apply knowledge gained in the classroom and in the field to reduce the rise in disaster losses and assist communities to adapt to a changing climate. The aims of the certificate reflect the NC State vision of “Think and Do”, to include using evidence-based information, assessing existing policy constraints and opportunities, and visually depicting examples of policy achieved through good planning, engineering and design.

City Design Certificate: The Graduate Certificate in City Design focuses on design at the scale of the city, and within neighborhoods and urban districts. Studios and seminars focus on the challenges, and opportunities facing communities and cities in the 21st century, with a particular emphasis upon principles of sustainability and urban ecology.

Public Interest Design Certificate: Public Interest Design (PID) is a participatory and issue-based design practice that places emphasis on the “triple bottom line” of sustainable design that includes environmental, economic, and social challenges across the world. PID seeks to broaden access to the benefits of sustainable design to all.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate:Building on NC State’s strengths in technology, computational methods, and geographic information systems (GIS), this program provides professional, graduate-level academic preparation in the advanced application of GIS technologies to a wide spectrum of disciplines, including economics, public health, emergency planning and response, land use planning, environmental resources, etc. The certificate, which is also available to current NC State students enrolled in non-GIS graduate programs, forms the basis for the Master of Geospatial Information Science and Technology.


• Park Planning, Design and Asset Management (PPDAM) Certificate

Other Graduate Certificate Programs that may be of interest to MLA students are: Public Policy, and Horticultural Science. Please visit the Graduate School website for more information.