The Landscape Architecture Program at Virginia Tech is committed to discovering, developing, and disseminating knowledge related to the discipline and profession of landscape architecture. Our educational approach stresses the importance of mutual responsibility within the learning community and favors students who are devoted to actively pursuing their education. Students and faculty work together to achieve the highest standards of disciplinary and professional preparedness and to develop the capacity for lifelong learning and professional leadership.
The high level of preparedness achieved by our graduates has been recognized in the DesignIntelligence national rankings of accredited landscape architecture programs. For 2010, Virginia Tech's Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Program was ranked #1 in the nation, and the Master of Landscape Architecture Program was ranked #2. In 2013, the BLA program was ranked #2 in the nation, and the MLA program was also ranked #2.
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The first professional BLA degree program is comprised of 157 credit hours in four major study areas: Virginia Tech Core Curriculum (36 credits) Landscape Architecture Core Curriculum (97 credits) Supporting Professional Courses (9 credits) General Electives (15 credits minimum)
Graduation checksheet for BLA students
Requirements for a minor in Landscape Architecture
The Landscape Architecture Program offers professional and post-professional Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree options at the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia and in the National Capital Region (NCR) through Virginia Tech's Washington Alexandria Architecture Center located in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.
Simultaneous degree programs for MLA students
Doctoral studies in architecture and design are for those students who desire to pursue careers in the research fields of advanced professional and academic practice and teaching. The program draws from the School faculty's diverse experiences and backgrounds to establish a climate in which scholarship and creativity can flourish.
Information on visiting faculty and research associate positions
Study, research, and travel opportunities for Landscape Architecture students
Public information regarding program accreditation by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB)
Information on computer requirements for entering Landscape Architecture students
Contacting the Landscape Architecture Program
Landscape Architecture Program facilities
List of Program Faculty
Courses in the Landscape Architecture program
Summer workshop for high school students