MLA Independent Thesis

Landscape Architecture students are not required to complete an independent Thesis. The thesis project is an opportunity for students to pursue a design project which they have researched and developed independently. Landscape students interested in pursuing thesis declare the thesis-pathway in April prior to their final fall semester. MLA students who declare Thesis will be required to enroll in Thesis Prep seminar (ADV-9341; 4-units) in the fall of their final year.

Independent Design Thesis (ADV-9342) is a full year commitment and carries a total of 12-units.

Candidates pursuing a thesis in the spring must complete an option studio offered by the Department of Landscape Architecture in addition to the Thesis Prep seminar in their final fall term.

MLA Thesis Handbook 2019-2020
MLA Thesis Handbook Appendix I – Readings
MLA Thesis Handbook Appendix II – Archiving Guidelines
MLA Thesis Handbook Appendix III – Sample Permissions Statement
MLA Thesis Handbook Appendix IV – PDF Creation Examples

MLA students entering their final year must declare thesis by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 24, 2020: MLA Thesis Declaration Form.

Selected MLA theses are available through HOLLIS (Harvard Library), or in hard copy in the Loeb Design Library.

All final PDF theses must be submitted to the Thesis Director and Program Coordinator by no later than by 9:00 AM on May 18th. The Department reserves the right to withhold student grades until thesis materials are submitted.