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    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Jan 20, 2022  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Landscape Architecture

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Gale Fulton, Director

Associate Professors
Collett, B., MLA – Ohio State
Fulton, G., MLA – Colorado
Menendez, G.L., MS – Tennessee
Moir-McClean, T.W., MArch – Michigan
Sachs, A., PhD – California (Berkeley)

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Madl, A., MLA – Harvard
McDaniel, S., MLA – Harvard

Landscape Architecture   MALA
Landscape Architecture   MSLA
Landscape Architecture   MLA
   Track 1 (professional degree track)    
  Track 2 (post-professional degree track)    
Landscape Architecture / Architecture   Dual MLA-MArch

Mission Statement

The School of Landscape Architecture at the University of Tennessee leverages a design-centered curriculum to promote ethical imperatives, critical thinking, and sustainable practices. The school is committed to preparing students for leadership roles in the professional practice of landscape architecture, and in related career paths that are made possible through studies in landscape architecture.

Landscape architecture is an intercollegiate program composed of faculty from the College of Architecture and Design and the Herbert College of Agriculture.

More information on the School of Landscape Architecture application process and deadlines is available on the College of Architecture and Design website, under Academic Programs (see link above).

The School of Landscape Architecture offers four degree pathways: the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA), the Master of Arts in Landscape Architecture (MALA), and the Master of Science in Landscape Architecture (MSLA), and the Dual Master of Architecture/Master of Landscape Architecture. The four landscape architecture degree options are distinguished from each other by the number of credit hours required and the focus of study.

The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) is a design-based professional degree that concludes with a design thesis or advanced design project. The MLA has a first-professional track (MLA-Track 1) that is designed to prepare students as critically-engaged practitioners, and a post-professional track (MLA-Track 2) that provides opportunities for research-oriented studies in areas of speculation and specialization.

The Master of Arts in Landscape Architecture (MALA) and the Master of Science in Landscape Architecture (MSLA) are for students who hold a bachelor’s degree, an advanced degree in any field, or a first professional degree in landscape architecture. Students in these degree programs pursue research-oriented studies in landscape architecture with a humanities or science focus, respectively, but do not seek to be registered professional practitioners.

Students pursuing the MLA-Track 2, the MALA, or the MSLA will work primarily with faculty members engaged in research, scholarship, and outreach relevant to current issues and opportunities in the field.

Retention in the program is contingent upon evidence of satisfactory progress toward the degree. Individual student progress will be reviewed each semester by the school director. The School of Landscape Architecture Committee will review any questions regarding progress.

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