I tried to search for information on this topic but I think that I just need to ask. I am on the verge of a career change and I'd like some input. I would like to start graduate school next fall after working in environmental consulting and my options are: BLA, MLA, BLA/MLA, MCRP, or MCRP/MLA. I am really interested in both planning and landscape architecture. The BLA program is accredited but the MLA is not. It is more a "free learning" environment or whatever the student wants. I was told that the BLA was a typical design degree. I have taken a course in planning and really enjoyed it so I am thinking of incorporating that in my grad studies also. I am looking for versatility as I dont have that in my current career. The other thing that I was considering was approaching the university with a BLA/MCRP option. I think that I would like more than typical design. I am interested in restoration projects and how fast growing urban areas are going to deal with maintaining wild places. But I would like the option to design later down the road. So, here are my questions. Would a BLA/MLA or BLA/MCRP serve me better? Should I even get the BLA? Just go for the MLA or the MLA/MCRP degree? What are options for employment? HOw would employers view the various degrees? Thanks for your help!