Penn State University

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Department of Landscape Architecture

Prospective Students

Interested in problem solving? Are you intrigued by science and nature? or Do you enjoy art and creative expression?

Landscape architecture is an expanding field that encompasses all of those and more!

Landscape architecture attracts people with a wide array of interests, from agriculture to art to ecology. In our program at Penn State students are exposed to design opportunities ranging from small urban sites to regional planning for hundreds of acres. Our courses are intended to help ensure that our graduates are creative, thoughtful, and circumspect individuals well prepared to deal with the changes and opportunities of the future.

Our Landscape Architecture program counts many influential figures among its alumni. At its last accreditation the undergraduate program was ranked among the top programs in the country and our graduates find employment in an outstanding array of private and public practice settings.

ATTENTION Change of Major and Transfer Applicants: a portfolio is no longer required for admission. However, a cover letter and essay are required.