Programs

Dual Degree: Master of Landscape Architecture / Master of Planning

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Qualified students who are admitted to the Master of Landscape Architecture program in the School of Architecture and to the graduate program in the USC Price School of Public Policy may complete both degrees in a highly integrated five-seven semester program.

 

Completion of the dual degree requires 24 units of courses in urban planning, 10 units of thesis option I or II and either 48 units of landscape architecture (for those students admitted with advanced placement); or 74 units of landscape architecture (for those students admitted to the three-year curriculum). 

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Following is the program curriculum for the 2016-2017 Academic Year.  For previous years, please consult the online USC Catalogue archive.

 

The USC Catalogue is the document of authority for all students. The program requirements listed in the USC Catalogue supersede any information which may be contained in any bulletin of any school or department. The university reserves the right to change its policies, rules, regulations, requirements for graduation, course offerings and any other contents of this catalogue at any time.

 

 

Master of Landscape Architecture (Advanced Placement)/Master of Planning

Qualified students who have completed a pre-professional undergraduate degree in landscape architecture or environmental design, or a professional degree in architecture and are admitted to the graduate program in the School of Architecture with advanced placement and to the USC Price School of Public Policy may complete both degrees in a highly integrated six-semester program.

 

Completion of the dual degree requires 82 units, including 48 units of courses in landscape architecture, 24 units of courses in urban planning, and 10 units of thesis option I or II.




MASTER OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE UNITS
ARCH 530 Landscape Architecture Practice 3
ARCH 531 The Natural Landscape 3
ARCH 544 Urban Landscape: Process and Place 3
ARCH 545 Urban Landscape: Contemporary History and Prospect 3
ARCH 548 Media for Landscape Architecture: 3D Design 3
ARCH 565 Global History of Landscape Architecture 3
ARCH 567L Landscape Architecture Vertical Workshop and Debate Series 0.5
ARCH 697abzL M.L.Arch. Thesis, Option II, or  
ARCH 698abzL M.L.Arch. Thesis, Option I 2-8-0



STUDIOS UNITS
ARCH 542abL Landscape Architecture Design 6-6
ARCH 642L Landscape Architecture Design 6

Electives: 10 units of elective courses taken in the School of Architecture.

*Electives must be 400-level and above.

Total Units for MLA 58

 




MASTER OF PLANNING UNITS
PPD 500 Intersectoral Leadership 2
PPD 501a Economics for Policy, Planning and Development 2 2
PPD 524 Planning Theory 2
PPD 525 Statistics and Arguing from Data 2
PPD 526 Comparative International Development 2 2
PPD 527 The Social Context of Planning 2
PPD 533 Planning History and Urban Form 2
RED 573 Design History and Criticism 2

Electives: 8 units of elective courses taken within the USC Price School of Public Policy.

Total Units for MPI 24

Dual degree students, like all other MPl students, must take a comprehensive examination and fulfill the internship requirement.

Total Units for Dual Degree 82

 

Master of Landscape Architecture (Three-Year Curriculum)/Master of Planning

Qualified students admitted to the Master of Landscape Architecture three-year cur¬riculum in the School of Architecture and to the USC Price School of Public Policy may complete both degrees in a highly integrated seven-semester program.

 

Completion of the dual degree requires 108 units, including 74 units of courses in landscape architecture, 24 units of courses in urban planning, and 10 units of thesis option I or II.




LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE UNITS
ARCH 439 Landscape Architecture Media Workshop 1
ARCH 530 Landscape Architecture 3
ARCH 531 The Natural Landscape 3
ARCH 534 Landscape Construction: Topographic Design 3
ARCH 535 Landscape Construction: Performance Approaches 3
ARCH 537L Urban Plant Ecology: Environmental Perspectives 3
ARCH 538L Urban Plant Ecology: Cultural Perspectives 4
ARCH 539L Media for Landscape Construction 2
ARCH 544 Urban Landscape: Process and Place 3
ARCH 545 Urban Landscape: Contemporary History and Prospect 3
ARCH 548 Media for Landscape Architecture: 3D Design 3
ARCH 565 Global History of Landscape Architecture 3
ARCH 567L Landscape Architecture Vertical Workshop and Debate Series 0.5
ARCH 635 Landscape Construction: Assemblies and Documentation 3
ARCH 697abzL M.L.Arch. Thesis, Option II, or  
ARCH 698abzL M.L.Arch. Thesis, Option I 2-8-0



STUDIOS UNITS
ARCH 541abL Landscape Architecture Design 6-6
ARCH 542abL Landscape Architecture Design 6-6
ARCH 642L Landscape Architecture Design 6

Electives: 4 units of elective courses taken in the School of Architecture.

*Electives must be 400-level and above.

Total Units for MLA 84

 




PLANNING Units
PPD 500 Intersectoral Leadership 2
PPD 501a Economics for Policy, Planning and Development 2
PPD 524 Planning Theory 2
PPD 525 Statistics and Arguing from Data 2
PPD 526 Comparative International Development 2
PPD 527 The Social Context of Planning 2
PPD 533 Planning History and Urban Form 2
RED 573 Design History and Criticism 2

Electives: 8 units of elective courses taken within the USC Price School of Public Policy.

Total Units for MPI 24

Dual degree students, like all other MPl students, must take a comprehensive examination and fulfill the internship requirement.

Total Units for Dual Degree 108

 

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