Master of Professional Studies in the Field of Landscape Design

The Master of Professional Studies in the field of landscape design program is ideally suited for landscape professionals seeking to upgrade skills, individuals who wish to become professional landscape designers, amateurs with an interest in the art of garden design, institutional horticultural staff, nursery employees and garden-design writers. Courses are geared to small-scale landscape design applications with emphasis on sound design principles, good site engineering methods, and creative use of plant materials.

The 46-credit program combines the 28-credit landscape design graduate certificate program with the 18-credit graduate certificate in sustainable landscapes. Students acquire an understanding of best practices in landscape conservation and sustainability, adapted to the small-scale landscape.

Specific admission requirements can be found on the Graduate Program Finder.

Visit the program website for additional information.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 46 credits in required courses.

PSLD 6100Landscape Graphics
PSLD 6201Introduction to Design
PSLD 6202Site Analysis
PSLD 6203Site Engineering
PSLD 6204Construction Methods and Materials
PSLD 6212History of Landscape Design
PSLD 6213Contemporary Themes in the Landscape
PSLD 6221Landscape Plants for Fall
PSLD 6223Landscape Plants for Spring
PSLD 6225Landscape Plants for Summer
PSLD 6231Site Design Studio
PSLD 6236Planting Design Studio
PSLD 6240Comprehensive Project
PSLD 6260Introduction to Sustainable Design
PSLD 6261Ecology of the Built Environment
PSLD 6262Tools for Sustainable Design
PSLD 6264Native Plants I
PSLD 6265Native Plants II
PSLD 6266Ecological Restoration
PSLD 6268Sustainable Design Methods
PSLD 6269Sustenance and the Landscape
PSLD 6270Sustainable Design Charrette
Electives*
PSLD 6229Herbaceous Plants
CPS 6291Special Topics

*Elective credits are taken in addition to those required for the degree. Special Topics courses address new developments in the field (e.g., Vectorworks I and II).

See CPS regulations for additional information regarding enrollment status and time limits.

Director  L. Wheeler