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Master of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at University of Southern California

The Master of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism course at the University of Southern California (USC) equips students with leadership skills and prepares them to address environmental challenges in their designs.

School: University of Southern California School of Architecture
Course: Master of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Course dates: August 2024 to May 2026
Application deadline: 2 January 2024

Landscapes are the dynamic synthesis of natural systems, sociocultural forces and the physical material of the constructed world.

The master's program in Landscape Architecture and Urbanism prepares students to be leaders, ready to take on challenges of climate change and environmental injustice through the design and planning of landscapes across scales, including sites, towns, cities and whole regions.

The graduate program uses the complex regional geography of south California as a laboratory for students to generate and test responses to the planet's most pressing environmental challenges, including the resounding impacts of climate change, as well as rapid urbanization, social and environmental injustice and the interface of nature and technology.

We have a diverse curriculum in design that covers different scales, media and fabrication, urban ecology and biodiversity, performance technologies, history, theory, community and equity-based design.

The program is home to the Los Angeles River Integrated Design Lab, the Landscape Futures Lab and the Landscape Justice Initiative, each of which offers students opportunities to apply knowledge and innovations in real-life situations.

The aim of the program is to develop critical thinkers and design leaders who are unafraid to tackle some of the most critical environmental questions of our day.

Applications to this course have now closed. 

Top image: Perspective by Zhiya (Azalea) Huang.

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