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The STEM-designated, LAAB-accredited Master of Landscape Architecture program offers professional advancement with a focus on water-based and riverine adaptations, urban and ecological networks, environmental and social justice, climate change and extreme weather, and community engagement.

Curriculum and Student Work


  • 6 semesters, 3 years

Designed for students of diverse academic backgrounds


  • 4 semesters, 2 years

An advanced track designed for students with an academic background in landscape architecture

Dual Degrees

  • Dual degree programs with Architecture and Urban Design

Course Spotlight: LAND 501 Core Studio

The 501 studio — one of the core studios for MLA students — introduces the importance of practicing landscape architecture within a multi-scaled understanding of world-wide watersheds. In recent semesters, the studio has encouraged thinking of water as the primary component that drives all other aspects of design.

As part of this course, students took a guided canoe trip down the Mississippi River to investigate sites of interest along the waterway.

Jul 26, 12 – 4pm • Sam Fox School

Featured student work

Faculty and Research

Our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized in their fields — and they are deeply committed to teaching each and every student.

Learn about our research.


student-to-faculty ratio in the graduate architecture programs


MLA faculty members

Travel and Opportunities

We work closely with practitioners and partners around the world, bringing diverse global perspectives into our studios.

Learn about our international programs.

Scholarships and fellowships

Over 92% of incoming graduate students at the Sam Fox School received a partial or full-tuition scholarship.

Socially engaged practice

Faculty work with the Office for Socially Engaged Practice to offer dozens of courses, workshops, and projects that meaningfully engage with communities each semester.


Take our virtual tour, or schedule a campus visit! There’s no better way to get a feel for the program and what opportunities St. Louis has to offer emerging architects and designers.

Program Brochure

To request a print copy of the graduate architecture programs’ brochure via mail, click here.

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