Career Outlook
Average Salary
Projected Regional Growth
  • College Campus Design
  • Corporate and Commercial Grounds Design
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Hotel and Resort Design
  • Monument Grounds Design
  • Parks and Recreation Design
  • Project Manager
  • Streetscape Design
  • Therapeutic Garden Design
  • Zoological Design

For individuals who

Want to pursue an advanced degree in Landscape Architecture. Want a professional degree with access to a network of faculty, alumni and peers.

Looking for

Classes on designing built environments, including small parks and city master plans. Travel opportunities. Access to state-of-the-art design labs and software.  

To become

  • Landscape Architect
  • Land Developer
  • Landscape Planner
  • Parks Manager
  • Urban Designer

In the United States, most registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure.

The Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit professional degree programs in landscape architecture offered by institutions with U.S. has a mission to evaluate, advocate for, and advance the quality of education in professional program leading to a degree in landscape architecture.

Career Opportunities

The profession of landscape architecture is one of only 60 professions to be licensed in all 50 states, and is projected to continue growing for the next 10-20 years. Landscape architects work for professional design firms, government agencies like the National Park Service, city planning offices and other multi-disciplinary offices in the architecture and engineering fields. With their unique skill set, landscape architects work to improve human and environmental health in all communities. They plan and design parks, campuses, streetscapes, trails, plazas, residences, and other projects that strengthen communities.

Admission Requirements

  • Students currently enrolled in the 4-year pre-professional degree at NDSU may apply to the Master of Landscape Architecture program.
  • Transfer students with pre-professional or professional degrees in landscape architecture or architecture from another school may be considered for admission to years 4 and 5 in the program, based on test scores, GPA, and portfolio review. Transfer students should contact the department directly before application to the Graduate School.
  • Candidates must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 to be considered for full-standing admission.