The First Professional Master of Landscape Architecture (FPMLA) program is a LAAB-accredited graduate degree for students that do not already possess an LAAB-accredited undergraduate degree in landscape architecture Courses of study in the FPMLA range between two and three years, and the department will determine the appropriate length of study for each student upon acceptance Students with no formal design training should anticipate a three year course of study beginning in the summer semester (May). Students with formal design training should anticipate a fall semester start. Applicants holding a LAAB-accredited degree in landscape architecture should refer to the Post Professional Master of Landscape Architecture Program (PPMLA).

Prior educational experience from any field is accepted for the First Professional Master of Landscape Architecture resulting in a student body with a wide range of education and life experiences that enrich learning for all. Students that have a non-accredited degree in landscape architecture or education and training in planning, the allied design fields and other related areas may be allowed to waive specific courses in the first year of the program.

Required Field Trip
FPMLA students in their first year of study join undergraduate students on a weeklong field trip visiting urban environments including such destinations as San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and New York City. Students visit noteworthy built projects and prominent professional firms and public agencies.
FPMLA Admissions Information
First Professional Master of Landscape Architecture Curriculum
UF’s Graduate Catalog
Graduate School’s Estimated Annual Budget
Graduate School Financial Aid
Academic Common Market for Out-of-State Students

For additional information or assistance, please contact:
Vanessa Niblett, Academic Assistant,
431 ARCH
School of Landscape Architecture & Planning
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-5706
(352) 294-1481

Dan Manley, Graduate Coordinator and Interim Chair,

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