“My relatively quick success on the job market can be mostly attributed to the SEAS career fair. Attending the fair first year gave me an opportunity to really talk with people about the range of practices I could participate in, and led me directly to an internship that shaped my specialization within the field of landscape architecture. That very particular set of skills I received from that internship proved to be quite valuable, and landed me my current full-time position with a design firm.”
Landscape Architecture Career Resources
Graduates of SEAS’s MLA program are prepared to practice ecological design and landscape planning, brownfield redevelopment, historic preservation, and land conservancy. Our alumni are employed by private firms, multidisciplinary firms and consortiums, government agencies at the local, state, regional and national levels, and both domestic and international nongovernmental organizations; many also launch their own practices after achieving licensure. Below you'll find a list of employers of MLA graduates.
Featured MLA Employers
- Conservation Design Forum
- Gibbs Planning Group
- H.T. Harvey & Associates Ecological Consultants
- National Park Service
- Sasaki Associates
- Smithgroup JJR
- The Johnson Hill Land Ethics Studio
- United States Forest Service
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MLA students acquire many of the skills listed below. Consider including those that apply to you on your resume:
Brownfield redevelopment, historic preservation, land conservancy planning, landscape planning, site planning, and urban design.
Contact the SEAS Careers Staff (firstname.lastname@example.org) for resume and cover letter reviews, mock interviews, internship and job search help.
We have some good news for international students: The Master of Landscape Architecture degree is STEM-designated, joining the already designated Master of Science degrees. The STEM designation allows international graduates to apply for the Department of Homeland Security’s optional practical training (OPT) extension program for F-1 students.