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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 42.7k / Year
  • Deadline:
  • 1 Tháng tư 2017
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 652pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    Landscape Architecture is a licensed professional discipline concerned with landscape design and environmental planning. Its practitioners work at all scales-from that of the home garden to corporate sites, parks, greenways, communities, mines, national parks and forests- to plan, design, and specify construction for changes to land and water areas. These changes may include ecological restoration of disturbed land, human development and settlement of land, or further improvements and beautification of occupied land. The work of landscape architects is to organize and give character to the future managed or constructed landscape, bringing the same skills to the shaping of land, plants, structures, and materials, and service to the client, as an architect brings to a building.

    Colorado State University offers two programs in Landscape Architecture; the Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture program (BSLA) and the Master of Landscape Architecture program (MLA).

    Studying Landscape Architecture at Colorado State is an adventure. It’s more than just experiencing Colorado’s landscape, with its spectacular mountains, hiking, snowboarding and skiing. Taking part in this challenging course of study, you will prepare yourself for a career in a widely-respected profession.

    You have the opportunity to study design as accomplished landscape architects see it: shaping spaces as well as planning and preserving them. Nature, culture, form, and space: these are the classic elements of landscape architecture with which you work in a series of design studios and related courses. Here, you focus on a variety of environmental design and planning projects that grow more complex as the curriculum proceeds.

    Throughout the program, emphasis is on the relationship between design, nature, and society: the impact of environments on the individual as well as the impact of users on the environment. It is important to note that registration laws for landscape architects in 49 states encourage graduation from schools, such as Colorado State University, that are accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board of the ASLA.

    First Year
    Select one from the following: 4

    LAND 630

    Topics in Urban Design  

    LAND 640

    Major Landscape Change  
    Select one from the following: 3

    LAND 510

    Virtual Design Methods  

    LAND 520

    Geographic Information Systems  
    LAND 610 Topics in Garden Design 4
    Focus Area Electives (see list below):1 9
      Total Credits 20
    Second Year
    Select one from the following: 4

    LAND 630

    Topics in Urban Design  

    LAND 640

    Major Landscape Change  
    Select one from the following: 3

    LAND 510

    Virtual Design Methods  

    LAND 520

    Geographic Information Systems  
    LAND 620 Topics in Park Design 4
    Focus Area Electives (see list below)1 9
      Total Credits 20
      Program Total Credits: 40

    A minimum of 40 credits are required to complete this program. 

    Focus Area Electives

    Course List
    Code Title Credits
    Cultural and Historic Landscapes  
    ANTH 500 Development of Anthropological Theory 3
    ANTH 515 Culture and Environment 3
    ANTH 530 Human-Environment Interactions 3
    AREC 572 Social Benefit Cost Analysis 3
    HIST 503 Historical Method: Preservation 3
    Landscape Ecology  
    BZ 561 Landscape Ecology 3
    ECOL 505 Foundations of Ecology 2
    ECOL 571 Advanced Topics in Ecology 1-3
    ECOL 592 Interdisciplinary Seminar in Ecology 1-3
    ECOL 610 Ecosystem Ecology 3
    ECOL 620 Applications in Landscape Ecology 4
    FW 465 Managing Human-Wildlife Conflicts 3
    NR 522 Wilderness Ecosystem Planning 3
    NR 578 Ecology of Disturbed Lands 3
    Landscape Restoration and Reclamation  
    BZ 561 Landscape Ecology 3
    BZ 572 Phytoremediation 3
    CIVE 549 Drainage and Wetland Engineering 3
    ECOL 505 Foundations of Ecology 2
    ECOL 592 Interdisciplinary Seminar in Ecology 1-3
    NR 515 Natural Resources Policy and Biodiversity 3
    NR 561 Habitat Evaluation Procedures 2
    NR 578 Ecology of Disturbed Lands 3
    Regional and Community Planning  
    AREC 547 Public Lands Planning and Management 3
    ECON 540/AREC 540 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 3
    ECON 541/AREC 541 Environmental Economics 3
    FW 465 Managing Human-Wildlife Conflicts 3
    NR 505 Concepts in GIS 4
    NR 506 GIS Methods for Resource Management 4
    NRRT 550 Ecotourism 3
    Remote Sensing/GIS  
    NR 503 Remote Sensing and Image Analysis 4
    NR 504 Computer Analysis of Remote Sensing Data 4
    NR 505 Concepts in GIS 4
    NR 506 GIS Methods for Resource Management 4
    NR 512 Spatial Statistical Modeling-Natural Resources 3
    NR 621 Design of Geographic Information Systems 3
    Semi-Arid/Western Landscapes  
    AREC 542 Applied Advanced Water Resource Economics 3
    CIVE 520 Physical Hydrology 3
    CIVE 522 Engineering Hydrology 3
    CIVE 524/WR 524 Modeling Watershed Hydrology 3
    CIVE 544 Water Resources Planning and Management 3
    WR 516 Cumulative Effects and Watershed Analysis 3

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    program_requirements

    1. Online Application
    2. $70 Non-refundable Application Fee
    3. Supplemental Application Materials – must be submitted electronically by uploading within your application
    • Statement of Purpose: A short essay (500 words or less) outlining your academic/work experience and career goals
      Please describe your specific academic interests so that we may identify appropriate potential faculty advisers. If you have already identified a faculty member you would like to work with please include that information.
    • Three Letters of Recommendation: Letters from people who know you well and can comment on your abilities, particularly your ability to succeed in graduate school
      Add the names and e-mail addresses to your application. Each person will receive an e-mail from Colorado State University inviting them to upload a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
    • Resume / CV: A brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experiences
    • Official Transcripts: One official transcript from each collegiate institution attended; must include a certified translation into English if necessary
      Transcripts must be sent directly to the Colorado State University Admissions Office via snail mail or electronically. You will need to contact your previous institutions and request they submit official transcripts to Colorado State University.
      Colorado State University transcripts are not required. Training course transcripts from branches of the U.S. military that show credit received with neither grades nor degrees awarded are also exempt from the transcript requirement.
    • GRE Not Required
    • TOEFL / IELTS Score: Test scores must be reported electronically directly to Colorado State University (institution code 4075) by the testing agency
    • Sample of Your Creative Work: Digital submissions are required, please submit a maximum of 10 single-sided pages, 8 1/2″ x 11″ originals

    Sample of Your Creative Work Details

    Please choose creative visual works, possibly including a drawn self-portrait, sketches, paintings, sculpture, photographs, website design, photographs of creative work, etc. Many submittals contain very little landscape architectural work, but exhibit a more general quality of your potential as a student of design. Include works that you feel convey your creativity, drawing, illustration or visualization abilities. If you have no previous, traditional artistic work, please think creatively about what you may produce and include that expresses your character and interests. If you have previous landscape architecture, art, or design courses, you may choose to include works from those courses.

    Required items for Immigration Document Insurance: These items are not required for the application review process, but will be required if officially admitted. The following materials must be sent directly to the Colorado State University Admissions Office.

    1. Certified proof of financial support – Graduate Student Certification for Issuance of Immigration Document
      GS3F form http://isss.colostate.edu/immigration_forms/ ) and supporting financial documents
    2. Passport copy

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