The application cycle for the Master of Landscape Architecture program opens in September. Admission is for the fall semester of the following year. We do not accept spring-semester admissions. Please see Graduate Admissions for application deadlines and procedures.
Admission Criteria and Prerequisites
A bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement for admission to the graduate program. It is recommended that applicants have completed a minimum of one basic course each in the life, earth and social sciences. In addition, graphics and freehand drawing are strongly recommended for applicants with non-design backgrounds.
First Professional Degree
The three-year M.L.A. degree is the first professional degree accredited by the American Society of Landscape Architects. This degree is for students with non-design backgrounds.
Second Professional Degree
The two-year M.L.A. degree is the second professional degree for those students with first degrees in landscape architecture, architecture, or environmental design.
The department also offers a two-year environmental planning program leading to the M.L.A. degree for students with a strong background in the environmental sciences or management.