College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Landscape Architecture


The Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture (PSLA) at the University of Maryland offers two professional degrees in Landscape Architecture accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB). Both the undergraduate BLA and graduate MLA degrees meet the academic requirements for licensure.

All fifty states regulate landscape architects through licensure in recognition of the impact of the landscape architecture profession on the public health, safety, and welfare. For more information about licensure see Licensure.

What is the benefit of attending an accredited program?

Landscape Architecture is a field that requires you have a license to practice. You need to fulfill the necessary requirements before applying for your license. 

With an accredited degree in landscape architecture you can take the licensing exam after practicing under a licensed landscape architect for 2 years! Otherwise, you may not be eligible until you have a maximum of 8 years of experience. Learn more detailed information here!


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