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The Master of Landscape Architecture Program teaches students to design land and land-based practices that advance environmental and social justice in a time of climate and public change.
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Graduate, MLA
Start Term
Fall Only
3 years
Plan of Study

Landscape Architecture

Students work on wooden structures that they've installed in the Catskill Forest

Students earning an MLA degree at Pratt are taught to embrace an inclusive approach to design that bridges culture and nature, ecology and policy, living and built environments. With so many challenges at hand, and underfoot, we prioritize collaborative and team-based learning, articulating changes between large scale systems, expansive historical precedents, evolutionary processes, and individual organisms. Landscape Architecture is a discipline, a profession, and a practice that informs the environment at every scale. We celebrate this legacy by imagining global education as a collaboration with the soils, plants and waters that sustain species.

Career Opportunities

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The program aims to enable graduates to enter the profession with a sophisticated portfolio of flexible skills, knowledge and understanding.

Graduates from the MLA program progress to work in design practice and landscape stewardship both nationally and internationally, as well as contributing to academia and aspects of governance of a wide spectrum of landscapes across a broad range of scales.

Our Faculty

As educators, our most important task is to determine how we can create equitable learning for all students, which includes diverse ways of knowing. Our program is supported by colleagues, students, and professional associations that work through civic engagement and respects the traditional and unceded homeland of the Lenape people.  In a time of great uncertainty, we are certain that our relationship to the land requires our complete attention. See all Graduate Architecture and Urban Design faculty and administrators.

  1. Rosetta S. Elkin

    Academic Director, Landscape Architecture Program; Associate Professor

  2. Mariel Collard

    Assistant Professor

  3. Mark Heller

    Assistant Professor

  4. Signe Nielsen

    Adjunct Professor

  5. Jacob Suissa

    Visiting Assistant Professor

  6. Benjamin Goulet-Scott

    Visiting Assistant Professor

  7. Bill Logan

    Visiting Professor

  8. Melody Stein

    Visiting Assistant Professor

  9. Jeffrey Hogrefe


  10. Ellen Garrett

    Visiting Assistant Professor

  11. Marissa Angell

    Visiting Assistant Professor

  12. Sanford Kwinter


Success Stories

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