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Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning

Landscape architecture students at K-State . . .

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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...

  • 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, 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 by DesignIntelligence as the #4 Master of Landscape Architecture program among all universities and the #1 program among public universities by and has been consistently ranked in the top 10 since the rankings were initiated.

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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.”

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


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

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 Career Planning class along with APDesign Mock InterviewsDesign 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?

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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Connect with us:

@KStateLARCP   @KStateLARCP   lrcpdept@k-state.edu

Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
College of Architecture, Planning & Design

1086 Seaton Hall | Manhattan KS 66506-2902 | 785-532-5961 | lrcpdept@k-state.edu