Landscape Architecture Programs Receive Official STEM Designation

We are thrilled to announce that our Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (BSLA) and Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) programs have been officially approved as STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) designated fields of study, effective Autumn Semester 2019.

The STEM designation will allow international students graduating with a BSLA or an MLA to apply for an extension of their Optional Practical Training (OPT) with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Upon approval, students will be able to gain valuable work experience in the United States for up to 36 months after graduation. This opportunity will support the professional development of international students as well as contribute to the diversity of perspectives in the field of landscape architecture.