Landscaping Schools: List of Schools with Degree Programs in Landscaping

Published Sep 17, 2009

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Landscaping degrees lead to a wide range of careers in a variety of environments. Graduates of an associate's degree program in landscaping can seek positions at parks and nurseries. Better-paying and more advanced positions require a bachelor's or master's degree in landscaping, and a Ph.D. can lead to careers in academia, government or industry.

Details of Landscaping Degree Programs

Associate's Degree in Landscape Architecture

An associate's degree in landscape architecture can lead to a job as a landscape and horticulture services supervisor, landscape and grounds keeping manager, landscape gardener or nursery manager. Typical classes include botany, horticulture and landscape technology basics, ornamental plants, landscape design, plant physiology and pathology, landscape construction and soil studies. Landscaping degree programs sometimes require an internship.

Bachelor's Degree in Landscape Architecture

Graduates of a bachelor's degree program in landscape architecture can seek careers at design firms, land development companies, engineering and construction offices, parks or recreation departments. The curriculum focuses on basic design principles, landscape plants, landscape architecture, design communication, planting design, landscape construction, land analysis and landscape architecture history. An independent study project or internship may be part of the program requirements.

Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture

Students who pursue a master's degree in landscaping can pursue research or professional careers in many areas, including project and site planning, environmental design, and landscape theory, design and history. Sample coursework includes landscape architecture documentation and research, urban sustainability, landscape architecture criticism, urban design, water systems and management, ecological design and advanced landscape architecture. Students usually must finish a thesis.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Landscape Architecture

A Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture prepares students for academic, government or industry careers. Students can customize the program. Ph.D. program curricula can vary depending on the school, since study in related disciplines may be required. Students may be required to take a comprehensive exam near the end of the program in addition to completing a dissertation.

Public and Private Non-Profit Schools with Landscaping Degree Programs

School NameInstitution TypeEnrollmentMailing AddressPhone Number
Arizona State University4-year Public67,082Tempe, AZ 85287(480) 965-9011
Miami Dade College4-year Public57,222300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132(305) 237-8888
Ohio State University4-year Public53,715190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210 (614) 292-6446
University of Florida4-year Public51,474355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611(352) 392-3261
University of Minnesota4-year Public51,140100 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455(612) 625-5000
University of Texas4-year Public49,984Austin, TX 78712(512) 471-3434
Texas A&M University4-year Public48,039College Station, TX 77843(979) 845-3211
Michigan State University4-year Public46,510East Lansing, MI 48824(517) 355-1855
Pennsylvania State University4-year Public44,406201 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802(814) 865-4700
University of Illinois4-year Public43,246601 E John St., Champaign, IL 61820(217) 333-1000
University of Wisconsin4-year Public41,620500 Lincoln Dr., Madison, WI 53706(608) 262-1234
Purdue University4-year Public41,433Hovde Hall of Administration, West Lafayette, IN 47907(765) 494-4600
Florida International University4-year Public38,75911200 SW 8 St., Miami, FL 33199(305) 348-2000
Valencia Community College2-year Public35,460190 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32801(407) 299-2187

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