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Ph.D. in Architecture/Focus in Landscape Architecture

Program Overview

The Penn State Ph.D. in Architecture/Focus in Landscape Architecture is a research-centered degree supporting concentrated inquiry and pedagogy. This program is distinguished by students’ expansive opportunity to collaborate with our award-winning faculty, as well as to draw upon the resources of a major research university (RU/VH rated) to enrich and broaden their scholarship.

Teaching and research assistantships are available competitively.

Research Centers and Initiatives

Opportunities provided by the research engines within the Stuckeman School enhance the experiences of all students.

Stuckeman Center for Design Computing » A collaborative research and teaching studio-lab focused on developing and testing innovative computational design techniques.

The Hamer Center for Community Design » Building on nearly 20 years of experience, the Hamer Center explores three key topical areas: design/build, community-based research, and public interest design. 

E+D » An interdisciplinary working collective of faculty, graduate students, and a wide range of academic and professional collaborators engaged in addressing issues around Ecology and Design.

A broad array of additional collaborative opportunities exists University-wide.


Larch Graduate Programs Connections

M.L.A./M.S. in L.A./Ph.D. Program Contact
Stuart Echols
Phone: 814.865.9511

Geodesign Program Contact
Kelleann Foster
Phone: 814.865.9511

Visit Us

The best way to learn about a graduate program is to visit: meet with students and faculty, see student work, get a feel for the place. If you’d like to visit the Department of Landscape Architecture, feel free to contact Nina Bumgarner to schedule a day with us.

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Financial Aid: Graduate Programs

The department offers a limited number of teaching assistantships, which enables it to provide tuition and a stipend to about 60 percent of the students in residence. From time to time, the department is able to provide limited financial aid to others in the form of part-time employment. These assistantships are extremely competitive. Recipients are chosen primarily on the strength of their applications, as well as on their ability to satisfy the teaching and/or research needs of the department. The University offers other sources of aid, which are described on the Graduate School website.

Financial Aid Resources

Visiting Ph.D. Program

The Stuckeman School welcomes Ph.D. students from around the world to engage with our faculty in independent research or creative activity through a visiting scholar residence at Penn State.

View the Visiting Ph.D. program page.