IIT Architecture M.ARCH./M.L.A.+U. Dual Degree

Architecture (M.ARCH.)/Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.+U.)

This dual-degree program is designed in recognition of the fact that, in the best circumstances, architecture and landscape work in synthesis to shape our built environment.

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The Master of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism program is a fundamentally progressive urban enterprise based on three defining principles: the equitable global growth of our urban centers, strong trans-disciplinary collaboration, and the advancement of urban landscape theory in research and in practice. Meanwhile, our Master of Architecture program is a launching pad for those who seek leadership roles in the fields of architecture, design, development, and construction.

This newly created dual-degree program provides core knowledge in both architecture and landscape architecture, while also emphasizing their shared territories and concerns, and ultimately preparing students to engage with the full complexity of the contemporary metropolis. By bringing the Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees together, we embrace the integrative thinking that will address the challenges and opportunities set before designers of the twenty-first century.

This program is open beginning in the fall semester only.

Program Overview

This dual-degree program provides core knowledge in both architecture and landscape architecture, while also emphasizing their shared territories and concerns, ultimately preparing students to engage with the full complexity of the modern metropolis.

Career Opportunities

Many graduates of our Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Architecture programs go on to excel in positions at organizations such as:

  • Architecture firms
  • Government and public agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Universities

This is a four-year program, though candidates will be evaluated for advanced standing status on a case-by-case basis. Admission with Advanced Standing may allow the candidate to complete the Master of Landscape Architecture degree in as few as three years.

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Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete before the start of the term, an undergraduate degree from an accredited educational institution with at least a B average (GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent).  To be admitted without conditions to the Master of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism Program, an applicant is required to have prior college-level coursework in freehand drawing, biology, and earth science.