Accelerated Bachelor & Master Of Landscape Architecture (B+MLA)

Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning

Beginning in 2018, the LAEP Department offers an accelerated Bachelor+Masters of Landscape Architecture (B+MLA) that provides a seamless course of study beginning with pre-graduate studies during the Bachelors of Landscape Architecture (BLA) senior year, completion of Masters of Landscape Architecture graduate studies (MLA) the following year, and conferral of both the BLA and MLA degrees concurrently upon completion.

The accelerated B+MLA allows advanced LAEP undergraduates the opportunity to pursue a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree program within an accelerated time frame of 5 academic years.  This provides graduates a further competitive advantage in the professional marketplace, fosters integration and interaction between undergraduate and graduate programs, while maintaining the expectations and disciplinary exposure of each individual degree program.

In addition to fast-tracking toward a degree, the B+MLA program allows students to only pay graduate tuition rates for one year, instead of two. During a student's senior year, they take up to nine graduate level credits, but pay undergraduate level tuition and contribute to the senior capstone class.

This is a STEM designated degree program.

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MLA Fast Facts

Graduate Credits Required: 39

Years to Complete: 1 beyond BLA

Student Cost:

Salary Range: $50,000-80,000

Cohort Size: 3-5

Contact our Advisor

Carlos V. Licon

Carlos V. Licon

Associate Professor | Graduate Program Director

(435) 797-3978
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Program Mission Statement

The mission of the accelerated B+MLA program in Landscape Architecture is to (1) prepare future professionals to address the dynamic issues and scales of landscapes across the Intermountain West and around the world, and (2) engage in creative intellectual work that contributes to the theory and practice of landscape architecture.


How to Apply

Students must apply through Utah State University's application portal.

In an effort to save students time, those interested in the B+MLA program should apply during their junior year of study. To avoid potential financial aid issues, however, the official application will be deferred until the student's senior year, and students will not receive notice regarding admission by the Graduate School until their senior year of study. The student's application will be reviewed by the LAEP Department and students will be notified via email by the LAEP Department regarding admission into the B+MLA program during their junior year. 

In completing the application, please be aware of the following:

  1. There is a $55 non-refundable application fee.
  2. Transcripts do not need to be submitted, as students are already attending Utah State, and their transcripts will be collected automatically.  
  3. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to apply for the B+MLA program.

Preference is given to applications completed by March 15 of the student's junior year. Complete applications will have a student's letter of intent, official transcripts and contact information for three references submitted via Utah State University's application portal. Please do not finalize your application by submitting an official resume to, rather submit your resume separately to Natalie Humpherys by March 15.