According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a bachelor's or master's degree in landscape architecture is usually necessary for entry into the profession. High school students who wish to launch careers in this industry may want to research Mississippi State University (MSU).
DesignIntelligence - a bi-monthly report of the Design Futures Council - listed the university's landscape architecture program second in both skills assessment and a deans' survey of the undergraduate curriculum, MSU reports. The rankings are part of the Georgia-based publication's annual survey titled "America's Best Architecture & Design Schools."
The magazine consists of a network of design, product and construction professionals. In the survey, leaders in the field rank schools that they feel are best preparing students to practice in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and industrial design.
The deans' praise for MSU cited the school's emphasis on sustainability, comprehensive education and research.
Located in MSU's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the program offers a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture and a bachelor's in landscape contracting and management. A graduate degree in landscape architecture is also offered.
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