Concurrent MLA Admissions

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Concurrent MLA/MArch

The concurrent degree program is to provide a formal mechanism that allows incoming students as well as current students in the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) and Master of Architecture (MArch) programs to study both disciplines in a rigorous, predictable, efficient and structured manner. The program facilitates engaged interactions and collaborations among students and faculty in both of the programs. It attracts and accommodates the growing number of students who actively seek an education of this type. It strengthens and diversifies the program offerings within the College of Built Environments where interdisciplinary collaboration has been recognized by the faculty as a priority. The concurrent degree program builds on the other concurrent degree programs in the college, emphasizing the significant role interdisciplinary education and practice plays in the mission and vision of the College of Built Environments.

Students who are currently enrolled must submit an application and fee for the second program, indicating on the application that the intent is to complete both degrees rather than to transfer to the second program. Currently enrolled applicants may submit their original application recommendation letters; however if original letters are specifically targeted to the applicants’ promise for one field (landscape architecture or urban design and planning), then we recommend that the applicants supplement those letters with at least one new letter that more specifically addresses the applicants’ promise for the additional field. Please note that applicants who are current students will compete with a full set of applicants, and recommendation letters are an important part of their applications.

Please note: Individuals applying for the concurrent MARCH/MLA program must submit two separate Graduate School applications, one for each program; indicate to which concurrent program you are applying in the Areas of Interest section of your applications. In requesting letters of recommendation, we suggest you provide each of your evaluators with a copy of your statement of purpose to help them prepare a better letter of evaluation.

If you have any other questions, please contact the MLA Program Assistant Ms. JoAnne Edwards at (206) 543-9240, or the MLA Program Coordinator Professor Ken Yocom.

Concurrent MLA/MUP

An applicant who is not currently a student at the University of Washington must submit applications and fees for EACH of the two programs. Both programs must offer admission before admission into the concurrent degree program is granted.

Students who are currently enrolled must submit an application and fee for the second program, indicating on the application that the intent is to complete both degrees rather than to transfer to the second program. Currently enrolled applicants may submit their original application recommendation letters; however if original letters are specifically targeted to the applicants’ promise for one field (landscape architecture or urban design and planning), then we recommend that the applicants supplement those letters with at least one new letter that more specifically addresses the applicants’ promise for the additional field. Please note that applicants who are current students will compete with a full set of applicants, and recommendation letters are an important part of their applications.

Please note: Individuals applying for either the concurrent MUP/MPA program or the concurrent MUP/MLA program must submit two separate Graduate School applications, one for each program; indicate to which concurrent program you are applying in the Areas of Interest section of your applications. In requesting letters of recommendation, we suggest you provide each of your evaluators with a copy of your statement of purpose to help them prepare a better letter of evaluation.

If you have any other questions, please contact the MLA Program Assistant Ms. JoAnne Edwards at (206) 543-9240, or the MLA Program Coordinator Professor Ken Yocom.