The Landscape Architecture program at the University of Idaho offers the only seamless, professional landscape architecture program in the West.
This five and one half year program is designed so that qualified students pursuing a pre-professional Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (B.S.L.A.)
may seamlessly transition into the Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.)
program and earn both degrees in as few as five and a half years. The M.L.A. is the professional degree required to practice as a licensed landscape architect.
Located within the College of Art and Architecture, we offer unique opportunities to collaborate with students and faculty from all design fields and related disciplines, including architecture, natural resources, horticulture, art, geography, and bioregional and community planning. This valuable interdisciplinary experience is essential to the successful practice of landscape architecture in today’s integrated design professions.
Interdisciplinary studio projects allow you to address real design problems facing Idaho communities throughout the state. You will work with community members and students and faculty from across the disciplines to develop viable regenerative design and planning solutions, while integrating nature, history, culture, contemporary theory, and new technologies into your design decisions.
A competitive advantage
Our students come from all corners of the world for the opportunity to study landscape architecture in one of the most diverse bioregional areas in the nation. Idaho’s scenic landscapes and its distinctive bioregions, watersheds, ecosystems, cultures and communities allow you to develop a distinctive set of skills and knowledge that are valued throughout the world.