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MLA I and MUP Concurrent Degree
8 semesters (4 years)

First Term (MLA I first term core)

GSD 1111        Pre-Term Workshop (August) (0 units)
GSD 1111        Landscape Architecture I (studio) (8 units)
GSD 2141        Landscape Representation I (4 units)
GSD 4141        Histories of Landscape Architecture I (4 units)
GSD 6141        Ecologies, Techniques, Technologies I (4 units)

Second Term (MLA I second term core)

GSD 1112        Pre-Term Workshop (January) (0 units)
GSD 1112        Landscape Architecture II (studio) (8 units)
GSD 2142        Landscape Representation II (4 units)
GSD 4142        Histories of Landscape Architecture II (4 units)
GSD 6142        Ecologies, Techniques, Technologies II (4 units)

Third Term (MLA I third term core)

GSD 1211        Pre-Term Workshop (August) (0 units)
GSD 1211        Landscape Architecture III (studio) (8 units)
GSD 2241        Landscape Representation III (4 units)
GSD 3241        Theories of Landscape as Urbanism (4 units)
GSD 6241        Ecologies, Techniques, Technologies III (4 units)

Fourth Term (MLA I fourth term core)

GSD 1212        Pre-Term Workshop (January) (0 units)
GSD 1212        Landscape Architecture IV (studio) (8 units)
GSD 3242        Theories of Landscape Architecture (4 units)
GSD 6242        Ecologies, Techniques, Technologies IV (4 units)
Electives          Distributional electives** or electives (4 units)

Fifth Term (MUP first term core)
GSD 1121        First Semester Core Urban Planning Studio (8 units)
GSD 4115        History and Theory of Urban Interventions (4 units)
GSD 5203        Markets and Market Failures ­*** (4 units)
GSD 5201        Urban Politics, Planning, and Development*** (4 units)
or GSD 5206    Land Use and Environmental Law*** (4 units)

Sixth Term (MUP second term core)
GSD 1122        Second Semester Core Urban Planning Studio (8 units)
GSD 5103        Public and Private Development (4 units)
GSD 5215        Analytic Methods of Urban Planning: Quantitative*** (2 units)
GSD 5216        Analytic Methods of Urban Planning: Qualitative*** (2 units) Electives           Distributional or General Electives**  (4 units)

Seventh Term (MLA + MUP option studio/electives)
Studio Option* (8 units)
GSD 7241        Practices of Landscape Architecture (4 units)
Electives           Distributional or General Electives**   (8 units)
or
Studio Option* (8 units)
GSD 7241        Practices of Landscape Architecture (4 units)
GSD 9341        Preparation of Thesis Proposal in Landscape Architecture (4 units)
Electives           Distributional or General Electives**   (4 units)
or
Studio Option* (8 units)
GSD 7241        Practices of Landscape Architecture (4 units)
GSD 9204        Preparation of Thesis Proposal in Urban Planning (4 units)
Electives           Distributional or General Electives**   (4 units)

Eighth Term (MLA + MUP option studio/thesis/electives)
Studio Option* (8 units)
Electives           Distributional or General Electives**   (12 units)
or
GSD 9342        Design Thesis in Landscape Architecture (12 units)
Electives           Distributional or General Electives**   (8 units)
or
GSD 9302        Independent Thesis in Urban Planning (8 units)
Electives           Distributional or General Electives**   (12 units)

* A minimum of one studio option must be taken from those offered by the Department of Landscape Architecture.

** Distributional electives must be taken in both landscape architecture and urban planning:

  • 4 units of history, theory, or representation of landscape architecture
  • 4 units of electives in ecology or technologies
  • 12 units fulfilling a MUP concentration

An approved list of distributional electives and courses meeting the various MUP concentrations is posted each term by each department. Please note that some courses may count toward the satisfaction of two distributional electives. For example, a landscape architecture distributional elective may also count towards completing a MUP concentration, thus opening up a free elective.

*** Courses meeting MUP methods requirements are shown in a recommended sequence, but it is not required that they be taken in the precise sequence shown. In some cases, students may waive a required course by passing an exemption exam, or an alternative course may be approved as a substitute by the faculty member advising the subject area and the program director.

Note: The MUP core course GSD 2129 is waived for those who have completed the landscape architecture core.

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