University-level study is essential for students wishing to pursue a career in landscape architecture, and it is also an excellent path for students interested in design more generally. Landscape architects with BLA (Bachelor of Landscape Architecture) and MLA (Master of Landscape Architecture) degrees are leaders in shaping the built environment, working collaboratively with other professionals (e.g., architects, urban planners, ecologists, engineers), public and private agencies, organizations, and groups to create meaningful places that address a wide range of contemporary priorities and challenges. Recent graduates have also built on a rich foundation in landscape architecture to pursue innovative careers in architecture, agronomy, theatre, exhibition design, industrial design, social and economic development, and more. Undergraduates in other majors throughout the university pursue special interests through the Minor in Landscape Studies. Graduate students with interests in cultural heritage develop expertise through the Minor in Heritage Studies. Ph.D. students prepare for an expansive range of opportunities, from academic research and teaching positions, to private sector work as design innovators, to public service as leaders in government agencies.
We invite you to learn more about the distinguished undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Illinois through the links found at left and by contacting the Department of Landscape Architecture at firstname.lastname@example.org.