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Quick Facts

The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree at Ball State University is the only professionally accredited MLA program in Indiana.  Our nationally recognized MLA program is committed to preparing professionals and leaders with the knowledge, skills, and awareness to respond to significant environmental, social, and public health challenges.

What differentiates our MLA program from others?

  • STEM-designated degree program.
  • Diverse, experienced, and nationally-recognized faculty. 
  • Commitment to sustainability and design process throughout our curriculum.
  • Low student-teacher ratio affording personalized teaching and learning.
  • Four-course LA engineering sequence focused on innovation and technology.
  • Ongoing excellence in preparing graduates for professional practice.
  • Location in the distinct and productive Midwest USA regional landscape.
  • Proximity to major cities (i.e., Indianapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Louisville, Cincinnati, Columbus).

Our graduates assume the roles of steward, designer, and problem-solver who make positive and measurable differences everywhere.  The world needs more people like you to become an influential landscape architect.

We intentionally designed three different programs of study known as Tracks.  Our MLA program is open to anyone with a bachelor’s degree who meets some minimum qualifications.  Below you can learn more about the Track most suitable for you.

Master of Landscape Architecture Information Session

Please join us for a virtual session about the landscape architecture profession, curriculum, costs, financial support, and application process. $60 application fee waived for attendees. Once registered, you will be emailed the link to join. You may also check the Graduate Admissions Calendar for a listing of other upcoming info sessions.

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Register
  • Wednesday, May 1, 11:00 am - 12:00 p.m. Eastern. Register
  • More MLA Information Session dates and times will be announced in the future! 

MLA Track 1

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3 years

6 semesters

78 credits

Professionally accredited

Anyone with a bachelor's degree in any field of study or changing careers is encouraged to apply

MLA Track 2

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2.5 years


65 credits

Professionally accredited

Anyone with a bachelor's degree in an environmental planning or design field is encouraged to apply.

MLA Track 3

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1 year

2 semesters+summer

30 credits

Post Professional Degree

Anyone with an accredited Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree is encouraged to apply.

MLA Handbook

We created for our prospective and current students a resource packed with information about departmental contacts, college and department facilities, the MLA Tracks, the application and admissions process, costs, financial assistance, housing options, supplies and equipment destinations, and more. download the latest version of our MLA Handbook (PDF).

Dual Degree Options

Below are just some of the possible degree combinations that could be an excellent match with your interests and tailored to your unique background.

For more information on MLA courses and dual degreesvisit the Graduate Catalog.

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