Programs leading to first professional degrees at the bachelor’s or master’s levels in the United States are eligible to apply for accreditation from LAAB. LAAB is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as the official accrediting body for first professional programs in landscape architecture. LAAB is a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA).
The Master in Landscape Architecture I and I AP programs at Harvard are accredited by the LAAB. Harvard has had an LAAB accredited program since 1929. The most recent review was in Spring 2015, and the next accreditation review is scheduled for Spring 2021.
|As an LAAB-accredited program, the GSD’s MLA maintains basic program metrics and makes them available to the public. We hope this data assists potential students in making informed application decisions.|
|A number of prizes, fellowships and awards are available to MLA graduates every year to assist them with travel and research costs. These include the Penny White Project Fund, established in memory of a former MLA student, which is designed to fund student projects that emphasize the relationship between natural systems and urban change.|
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|Annual Cost 2018-2019|
|Estimated housing costs per year:||$15,300|
|Average cost of books and materials per year:||$3,016|
Please refer to the Office of Financial Aid for more information about financial aid and other support.
|MLA Program Retention Rates:|
|Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2018 and continued into fall 2019:||100%|
|Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2017 and continued into fall 2018:||100%|
|Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2016 and continued into fall 2017:||97%|
|Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2015 and continued into fall 2016:||100%|
|Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2014 and continued into fall 2015:||100%|
|Four-Year Graduation Rates:*|
|Percentage of students graduating within 4-years, entering class of 2015:||89%|
|Percentage of students graduating within 4-years, entering class of 2014:||89%|
|Percentage of students graduating within 4-years, entering class of 2013:||94%|
* Each year, a growing number of students elect to pursue a dual degree which extends the length of their program by one year
|Number of MLA Degrees Awarded:**|
|Number of degrees awarded for the 2018-2019 Academic Year:||69|
|Number of degrees awarded for the 2017-2018 Academic Year:||47|
|Number of degrees awarded for the 2016-2017 Academic Year:||67|
|Number of degrees awarded for the 2015-2016 Academic Year:||55|
|Number of degrees awarded for the 2014-2015 Academic Year:||56|
|Number of degrees awarded for the 2013-2014 Academic Year:||57|
** Totals do not include students in the MLA II program