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Texas Offers Accredited Landscape Architecture Programs

The profession of Landscape Architecture continues to grow each year. With this growth comes an increase in students earning landscape architecture degrees. Texas is fortunate to have four top-rated schools that offer either a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and/or a Masters of Landscape Architecture.

Texas Tech and Texas A&M offer both an undergraduate and graduate degree, while the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas in Austin both offer the graduate degree.

The Texas Chapter ASLA has supported student involvement and scholarships throughout its history. In 2000, the Chapter made a strategic decision to permanently endow its student scholarship philanthropy at each university in the State of Texas that had an accredited program of landscape architecture. To do so, $75,000.00 was raised by Chapter members over a five year period to fund the first Texas Chapter ASLA Student Scholarship Endowments at each of the three universities in Texas that had accredited programs as of the spring semester, 2005. $25,000 was given to Texas Tech University, Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Arlington to permanently endow a Texas Chapter ASLA Student Scholarship at each University. The Chapter continues to raise funds on an annual basis to grow these endowments and will also strive to fund new endowments at any new, accredited programs of landscape architecture at additional universities in the state.  To date, the Executive Committee set a goal of fully funding all four endowments to $75,000 each by the year 2020. In large part to the continued fundraising at the regional level by our Sections and contributions raised from our annual Silent Auction at the Texas Conference that goal was reached a full year in advance and announced to membership in Irving in April of 2019. 

Students interested in applying for the Texas Chapter ASLA Student Scholarships are encouraged to contact their program directors or development officers in their respective colleges for application information. Professionals seeking ways to honor peers, make memorial donations, or personally grow these endowments are encouraged to contribute to any or all of the Texas Chapter ASLA Student Scholarship Endowments.




Department of Landscape Architecture

The Department of Landscape Architecture at Texas Tech University is dedicated to providing the highest quality professional and educational experience to its students. Through a broad range of general and professional courses, the curriculum enables students to define environmental problems, to select and articulate appropriate solutions, and to guide the implementation process with a clear vision that can balance human needs with various ecosystems stewardship of the land.

Vision Statement

The Department of Landscape Architecture should be perceived by the public as a center of excellence for leadership, discovery, and learning of disciplinary and multidisciplinary knowledge on all current and emerging aspects of landscape architecture and environmental planning and management.

The Department of Landscape Architecture is committed to the values of:  Mutual Respect Cooperation and communication within the College, the University, and society  Creativity and innovation  Community service and leadership  Academic and intellectual freedom  Pursuit of excellence  Public accountability  Diversity



Department of Landscape Architecture TAMU

 "The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture prepares students for professional practice and disciplinary leadership by stressing theory and basic skills such as landscape analysis, design conceptualization, critical thinking, design implementation, and communication of ideas in both graphic and written form. We stress both academic and practical learning experiences, with the focus of professional courses on the active learning that occurs in design studios. There students explore issues in landscape architecture through a variety of projects that in the past have included those dealing with the planning and design of college campuses, the design of a recycling center, residential designs, and master plans for suburban communities, and the design of urban centers and community greenways. Students also have an opportunity to pursue individual interests through self-generated projects and electives.

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree is a five year professional degree that prepares students to enter design and planning offices or public agencies, as well as take the National Landscape Architecture Registration exam required for professional licensing in the State of Texas." 

  • Master of Urban Planning
  • Master of Landscape Architecture
  • Master of Science in Land Development
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Urban and Regional Science
  • Minor in Urban and Regional Planning



Department of Landscape Architecture

The mission of the Program in Landscape Architecture is to educate for ultimate leadership in the landscape architecture profession. This mission requires the development and exercise of both intellect and sensibility.

The Program in Landscape Architecture has the dual objectives of providing students with a core of design and technical skills in combination with experiences in pure and applied research. The Landscape Architecture Program enables students to enter practice in private, public, academic, and research organizations.

The Program in Landscape Architecture is fully accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board of the American Society of Landscape Architects*. *Graduates from the program are qualified to sit for the Landscape Architecture Registration Exam which, when successfully passed, qualifies individuals to practice as landscape architects in the state of Texas.


Department of Landscape Architecture

The Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture seeks to educate professional landscape architects with rigorous design capabilities, and a deep understanding of the natural environment, who apply that knowledge toward the construction of landscapes that advance both critical inquiry and current practice. The program addresses problems and opportunities facing the natural and built environment, and hence the quality of life.

The graduate program in Landscape Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin is housed within a School of Architecture. The program draws significant strength from the School of Architecture's strong graduate programs in architecture, community and regional planning, urban design, historic preservation, design with climate, and architectural history, and the Department of Geography's strengths in aspects of ecological and cultural geography. The program is firmly grounded within the community and the region through connections with practitioners, and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.