Landscape Architecture Department

Our Programs

Our Mission

We deliver a fully accredited Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) for first-professional degree students and post-professional students (those already holding a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture or Bachelor of Architecture degree). Our program balances theory and practice, emphasizing design to support human well-being and environmental balance.

Our students engage with issues of social justice, sustainability, and environmental racism and explore responses to these constructs through research and design. Our core values align with those of the college; we adhere to the ethos of real people + real projects = real difference.

Landscape Architecture Contacts

Jody Beck standing in his office.

Jody Beck PhD

Associate Professor and Chair of the Landscape Architecture Department
Jodi Stock

Jodi Stock

Admissions Coordinator


The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program has been fully accredited since 1983. The program had its scheduled accreditation review by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) on October 2-5, 2022. The current accreditation was awarded for a six-year period through December 31, 2028.

The MLA program is a STEM-designated program that allows international students on student visas an extended option of practical training in the United States following graduation.

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College of Architecture and Planning

CU Denver

CU Denver Building

1250 14th Street


Denver, CO 80202


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