4+1 Combined Program
The 4+1 program enables students to obtain a non-accredited, four-year Bachelors of Design (BDes) degree in landscape architecture with a combined one-year Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree.
• The BDes is a 120 credit hour, undergraduate, non-professionally-accredited major in landscape architecture
• The MLA is a 52 credit hour, professionally-accredited major in landscape architecture
• 21 credits are double counted for the combined portion of the degree
• Minimum of a 3.25 GPA
• Minimum of a 300 GRE combined verbal and math score (based on the new scale) or an equivalent of a combined 1100 score (old score)
Students begin by enrolling in the BLA program. In the Spring semester of the BLA third year, students apply to transfer to the 4+1 BDes LA program. The first three years are all undergraduate courses, the fourth year consists of combined undergraduate and graduate courses and the fifth year consists of all graduate courses.
For additional information or assistance, please contact:
Tina Gurucharri, Undergraduate Coordinator and Chair