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Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning

Landscape architecture students at K-State . . .

Design places that connect people to the natural world.

Students who graduate from our program are employed in private, public and academic organizations all over the world. Landscape architects design places that connect people to the natural world. Landscape architects . . . 

  • Create landscapes for people’s everyday lives and their most memorable moments.
  • Conserve and restore landscapes.
  • Remake cities for brighter, greener futures.

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Take courses specific to your interests and career goals

Students have the opportunity to take courses that build upon design, technical skills, history, theory, natural science and research. A sequence of carefully orchestrated classes and experiences specific to a student’s degree path leads to completion of an individual report or thesis.

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Work with award-winning faculty

Faculty research research, scholarship and creative activity opens doors for students to work on cutting-edge projects. Opportunities to apply in-class knowledge to real world situations, brings landscape architecture to life. Our faculty focus on environmental stewardship, critical inquiry and creative thinking, and community design and engagement.

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Are part of a nationally recognized program

The landscape architecture program at K-State is ranked one of the top Master of Landscape Architecture programs in the nation by DesignIntelligence and has been consistently ranked in the top 10 since the rankings were initiated..

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Read about student and faculty award-winning work >>

Have access to an affordable education, with opportunities for financial support

A world-class education is within your reach at Kansas State University. The Princeton Review calls K-State “tremendously affordable.”

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Each year students in our program have access to over $50,000 in scholarships from the department, in addition to university scholarships. To apply for all scholarships current and future students fill out the university scholarship application.

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Apply for the K-State Jarvis Fellowship in Landscape Architecture >>

In addition to scholarships, graduate teaching assistantships are available to students once they enter the graduate program. Graduate teaching assistants, GTA’s, assist faculty members by teaching or teaching-related responsibilities. Assistantships are an arrangement in which financial support is given to a graduate student who engages in teaching and/or research in furtherance of the university’s academic mission, as well as his or her graduate education.

Students on assistantships receive a $3,750 stipend and 10 credit hour tuition waiver per semester.

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Enhance in-class learning by joining the KSU Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

Connect with fellow students in the landscape architecture program, and start networking with potential internship providers and employers.

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Gain real-world experience through internships

Working in a professional office will give you hands-on experience. The LARCP Career Planning class along with APDesign Mock Interviews, Design Expo and APDPro programs give you the resources you need to find the internship that is just right for you.

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Broaden horizons through international travel and study

Our students study abroad at Orvieto, Italy, University of Western Australia and the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, as well as at universities of your choice around the world. In addition, faculty lead shorter international study tours.

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Interested in becoming a student? Apply now >>

Fall Admission Deadlines:

International students, Jan. 8

Domestic students, Feb. 1 (Priority deadline to be considered for Year 1 funding, scholarships, and assistantships.  Applications received after this date will continue to be reviewed by the admissions committee.  All applicants will be eligible for funding opportunities in Years 2 and 3.)

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Beth Kreibel

"As a post-baccalaureate student, I was definitely encouraged to know that I would be able to assist as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in a variety of classes. At larger schools I looked at, it was much more difficult to have access to those roles; there simply weren't as many positions."

Beth Kreibel
Landscape Architecture, 3rd year student