MSU’s Landscape Architecture program ranked ninth in the US

MSU Landscape Architecture (LA) program ranked ninth in the U.S. by DesignIntelligence in 2019 School Rankings Survey of most admired landscape architecture undergraduate schools.

Students drawing landscape architecture plans in class.

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State University (MSU) Landscape Architecture program has been ranked ninth in the U.S. by DesignIntelligence in its 2019 School Rankings Survey of most admired landscape architecture undergraduate schools.

The program was also ranked third in the “Schools Most Hired From” list with less than 20 graduates, rising three spots from last year.

As the oldest landscape architecture program in the country, MSU’s program has a long-standing reputation for proficient skill development and provides a strong foundation for preparing career-ready professionals upon graduation.

The program is part of the School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC) and it balances ideology, design, technology, art and science toward creating a resilient world.

“The MSU LA program has highly qualified faculty, excellent students, an extensive and solid curriculum and great support from our alumni,” said Associate Professor Jun-Hyun Kim, the program director. “It is excellent news to see that our program continues to climb the ranks, making it into the top 10.”

“The MSU LA program has highly qualified faculty, excellent students, an extensive and solid curriculum and great support from our alumni,” said Associate Professor Jun-Hyun Kim, the program director. “It is excellent news to see that our program continues to climb the ranks, making it into the top 10.”

The LA program places 90 percent of graduates in the job market within seven months of graduation. These graduates have been placed in numerous firms throughout Michigan and the nation. 

America's Top Ranked Architecture & Design Schools from DesignIntelligence offers a perspective from three key audiences: the professionals who hire architecture and design graduates; the deans, program chairs and department heads who help form architecture and design education; and the students and recent graduates who have an up-close view of the architecture and design school experience.

Nearly 12,000 participants were surveyed for the most admired LA schools, including professional landscape architects, deans, chairs, directors and students.

The hiring professionals tell DesignIntelligence about the schools they most admire, the ones they hire from the most and how recent graduates are performing in 12 key focus areas, such as design theory and practice, design technology and communication skill.

Deans, program chairs and department heads tell about major changes in their course offerings, and current and recently graduated students of architecture, interior design and landscape architecture programs offer perspective on the quality of the programs they studied in and how prepared they feel in key skill areas.

 


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