Typically, an accredited degree in landscape architecture is needed for licensure. A professional license is required to practice landscape architecture. The national Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) recognizes two accredited undergraduate degrees, the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) and the Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (BSLA), and one accredited graduate-degree program, the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA).
In September 2019, the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program at the UHM School of Architecture achieved LAAB Accreditation Candidacy status. During academic year 2022-23, the program will seek initial LAAB accreditation. LAAB accreditation, if granted, will be retroactive and include the first two graduating classes.MLA Program Public Disclosure Page ASLA and LAAB Licensure Info