The dual degree program provides an opportunity for students who are currently accepted into the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program to enroll in graduate courses required in the Master of Arts Degree in Environmental Design while completing the last year and a half (three semesters) of their bachelor’s degree program.
Students interested in pursuing the dual degree of Bachelor of Landscape Architecture in Landscape Architecture and the Master of Arts in Environmental Design should contact the School of Planning, Design and Construction. Students are eligible to apply for admission to the dual degree program after completion of the first two years of curriculum requirements in the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture in Landscape Architecture. Admission to Master of Arts in Environmental Design must be approved before beginning graduate-level course work in the fourth year of the bachelor’s degree program. Upon completion of the requirements for both the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree and the Master of Arts degree, both degrees are awarded simultaneously. The Master of Arts degree will not be awarded until the student has completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree.
To be admitted to the dual degree program, the following factors will be taken into consideration:
- Overall MSU grade-point average.
- Grade-point average in all landscape architecture courses.
- Evidence of creative works and service.
- A written essay.
Admission is competitive and enrollment is limited for each entering class. Students who are not selected for admission into the dual degree program will be advised of other degree options. Students may reapply for admission during the following admissions cycle.
A student who is admitted to the dual degree program must:
- Satisfy all of the requirements for the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree program to which the student was originally admitted.
- Satisfy all of the requirements for the Master of Arts degree in Environmental Design.
Students admitted to the dual degree program will apply 9 credits of course work toward the master’s program for qualifying 400-level and above course work taken at the undergraduate level at Michigan State University. The 9 credits are applied toward the credit requirement of the master’s degree.