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A Dedicated Faculty: In addition to teaching, faculty engage the community, the nation and the world through research, writing and professional practice. Associate Professor Kristi Cheramie is shown here during a landscsape architecture studio review.
Visiting Faculty and Lecturers: Experienced professionals and emerging practitioners compliment the school’s dedicated faculty. Sylvia Lavin was named Baumer Professor in 2013-2014 to lead a graduate design studio and seminar.
Supplemental Experiences: The school’s curricula are supplemented by workshops, seminars, competitions, conferences and design charrettes. Shown here, select Master of Landscape Architecture students participated in a two-day charette with guests from MKSK, Olin Partnership and Reed|Hilderbrand.
Graduate Associateships: Many of our students hold Graduate Associate (GA) positions, providing students with experience and financial assistance. Students work as teaching associates for undergraduate courses, administrative associates within the school, or research associates on faculty grants.
Community Engagement: Planning students work directly with clients through studios on a variety of projects and at multiple scales. Here, students work with Columbus community members to better understand their needs and desires.
International Engagement: Associate Professor Ashley Schafer is one of a trio of curators selected by the US Department of State to organize the exhibition of the US Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architectural Biennale. Knowlton students helped design OfficeUS and traveled to Venice to assist in its construction.

Graduate Programs at the Knowlton School

The Knowlton School offers graduate programs in architecture, landscape architecture, and city and regional planning. Housed in the award-winning Knowlton Hall, students of the school’s programs enjoy the tight-knit community of a small school and the resources of a large university.

As part of the Knowlton School’s commitment to bringing the highest level of design thinking to its students and the community at large, the school hosts a variety of events throughout the year. The school also provides students with a global perspective and a professional network of over 7,000 alumni. Columbus, Ohio is one of the largest cities in the nation and provides our students with a living laboratory in which to learn and an exciting place to live!

About our programs

Here at the Knowlton School we offer four outstanding graduate programs and each welcomes students with a variety of educational backgrounds and interests. The Master of Architecture is a professional degree with an opportunity for advanced placement consideration for students with an accredited bachelor’s degree in architecture. Through the landscape architecture section, we offer a pre-professional degree and a post-professional Master of Landscape Architecture degree for students with a previous degree in the discipline. As a professional degree with an interdisciplinary nature, the Master of City and Regional Planning program focuses on preparing students for practice in a variety of planning-related areas. The PhD in City and Regional Planning prepares students for careers involving teaching and research, and for careers in government or private institutions. We also offer a graduate minor in city and regional planning, and for students with multiple interests, we also have an exciting opportunity to pursue a dual degree program. A good number of our students participate in our MLA/MCRP dual degree program, and about a third of our MCRP students pursue some type of dual degree program.


Master of Architecture
Master of Landscape Architecture
Master of City and Regional Planning
PhD in City and Regional Planning

Other programs

City and Regional Planning Graduate Minor
Dual Degrees

Learn more

To learn more about our individual programs, please visit their program pages, listed above for your convenience. We invite you to browse the slideshow and videos above and visit the news section of the website for more on the great things our students, faculty and alumni are up to. In this Students’ portion of the website, you will find admissions and financial aid information; more on our career services, travel opportunities and student organizations; and an introduction to our great city, Columbus, Ohio.

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