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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Criteria for Satisfactory Progress
To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School requirements in addition to the requirements of the department or program. See Graduate School degree requirements.
M.A./M.S.
Overall GPA
Follow Graduate School policy
Other Grade Requirements
Yes
Candidates receiving a grade of BC or lower in one of the required courses must repeat the course and receive a grade of B or better.
Probation Policy
Follow Graduate School policy
Specific Courses
Yes
Land Arch 710; 720; 740 (or another approved methods course); 920 or equivalent; two semesters of 940; and two courses within a concentration area selected by the student and approved by the thesis advisory committee.
Specific Credits
Yes
A minimum of 36 credits; no more than six of these may be for completion of the thesis. Candidates who are in the Madison area while conducting thesis work must enroll for a minimum of 2 credits.
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
A final oral examination is required upon completion of the master's thesis.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes (5 years for full-time students)
Candidates are required to submit a master's thesis which explores and documents a topic relevant to landscape studies and which meets the requirements of the candidate's committee. Candidates must meet with the committee and provide a written and/or oral explanation and defense of the thesis proposal. A preliminary and final presentation of the thesis must be made in a department colloquium and a bound copy of the thesis placed on file in the department office. Contact the department for more information.
Language Requirements
No
Advisor
Yes
All candidates will be assigned a temporary advisor for the first semester. Candidates eventually must take the initiative to seek out a major professor plus two committee members who will be responsible for guiding thesis development.
Review Policy
Yes
Major professor and student's graduate committee—each semester
Graduate Program Committee—annually