Landscape Architecture Designated as a STEM discipline by Dept. of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Homeland Security designated landscape architecture a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) degree program on July 12, 2023. The designation helps educators and practitioners become recognized for their work in science and technology.
The Master of Landscape Architecture program in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) prepares graduates for active, creative, leadership roles in the landscape architecture profession through inclusive and interdisciplinary design methodologies, issues surrounding urban landscapes, ecologies and social concerns through the exploration of project-based learning.
“The profession of Landscape Architecture is a merging of science, technology and humanities to create, healthy and safe built environments for our communities. Students at Kent State University’s MLA program learn how to adapt small public spaces to large scale infrastructure projects in our urban environments to evolving climate predictions, from understanding urban forestry, soils sciences, engineering stormwater management and designing ecosystems services.
This designation allows the rigor of the discipline of landscape architecture to be recognized internationally and creates many opportunities for our graduates to become leaders in the field.” - Cat Marshall, Landscape Architecture Program Coordinator, Associate Professor
Learn more about the Master of Landscape Architecture program which engages students in issues ranging from hydrology in the Great Lakes – Ohio River Basins watershed to the role of urban landscapes associated with industrial cities and matters of global significance relating to the role of landscape and design relative to reclamation of urban vacancies, infrastructural systems, natural resources, climate change, water quality for health and social justice, and cultural landscapes.