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Dual DegreE

Master of LANDSCAPE ArchitecturE/ Master of URBAN 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 26 units of courses in urban planning, 10 units of thesis 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). Dual degree students, like all other MUP students, must fulfill the internship requirement.


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CURRICULUM

MASTER OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE (ADVANCED PLACEMENT)/ MASTER OF URBAN 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 84 units, including 48 units of courses in landscape architecture, 26 units of courses in urban planning, and 10 units of thesis.


MASTER OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE (THREE-YEAR CURRICULUM)/ MASTER OF URBAN PLANNING

Qualified students admitted to the Master of Landscape Architecture three-year curriculum 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 110 units, including 74 units of courses in landscape architecture, 26 units of courses in urban planning, and 10 units of thesis.

Following is the program curriculum for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. For previous years, please consult the online USC Catalogue archive.

MASTER OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE (ADVANCED PLACEMENT)/MASTER OF URBAN PLANNING (TOTAL UNITS: 84)
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    LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE (TOTAL UNITS: 58)

    ARCH 530 Landscape Architecture Practice (3 units)

    ARCH 531 The Natural Landscape (3 units)

    ARCH 535 Landscape Construction: Performance Approaches (3 units)

    ARCH 545 Urban Landscape: Contemporary History and Prospect (3 units)

    ARCH 547 Urban Nature (3 units)

    ARCH 548 Media for Landscape Architecture: 3D Design (3 units)

    ARCH 565 Global History of Landscape Architecture (3 units)

    ARCH 698abzL M.L.Arch. Thesis (2-8-0 units)


    STUDIOS

    ARCH 542ABL Landscape Architecture Design (6-6 units)

    ARCH 642L Landscape Architecture Design (6 units)


    Electives: 9 units of elective courses taken in the School of Architecture.

    *Electives must be 400-level and above.

     
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    PLANNING (TOTAL UNITS: 26)

    PPD 522 Planning Theory and History for a Just Society (4 units)

    PPD 523 Urban and International Development (4 units)

    PPD 529 Planning Law and Legal Frameworks of Planning (2 units)

    PPD 531L Planning Studio (4, 8, 12 units)

    PPD 534 Data, Evidence, and Communication of the Public Good (4 units)

    PPD 629 Capstone in Urban Planning (4 units)


    Electives:

    There are six concentrations available in the Master of Urban Planning program. They are as follows: Arts and Culture, Design of the Built Environment, Environmental Planning and Analysis, Housing and Real Estate Development, Economic Development, and Mobility and Transportation Planning. Students must select a concentration gateway and methodology course (4 units each, 8 units total). Dual degree students do not need to take concentration electives as they will complete elective units in Economics. Please see the Master of Urban Planning section of the catalogue for the concentration descriptions and course lists.

     
MASTER OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE (ADVANCED PLACEMENT)/MASTER OF URBAN PLANNING (TOTAL UNITS: 110)

Dual degree students, like all other MUP students, must fulfill the internship requirement.


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.