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Landscape Architecture, MLA

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) Athens, GA, United States
The master degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of Georgia includes studies in ecological, social and historical factors in urban design; cultural landscapes; eco-restoration; native plant communities; resilient landscapes; innovative storm-water management; sustainable agriculture; and healing gardens.


Although the profession of landscape architecture is small in terms of numbers of people, it is broad and versatile in application. Its science is founded in cultural and ecological analysis. Its art is to create places that are meaningful. Its ethic is the care of land and the people who live with it.

Landscape architects design communities and environments that aim to be ecologically sound, functionally efficient, and preserving of community values. They solve problems of development, protection and restoration. The land use contexts in which they work range from wilderness to city; the scale ranges from a multi-state region to a garden or courtyard.

The University of Georgia's Landscape Architecture program is one of the oldest graduate landscape architectural programs in the country, having been initiated in 1954. Among Georgia’s MLA alumni have been winners of national design competitions, Presidents and Fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects, heads of prestigious university departments, senior editors of national journals, leaders of the National Park Service and other public institutions, designers of the 1996 Olympic venues, and leading practitioners all over the world.

Programme Structure

  • Job demand and average salaries for landscape architectural graduates have been steadily increasing in recent years. In addition to competitive salaries and plentiful job opportunities, the profession offers the satisfaction of designing and shaping the built environment alongside architects, planners and urban designers.
  • MLA graduates are important to the profession and society. Most of the country’s leading practitioners, most recent ASLA presidents, and essentially all of the country’s landscape architectural educators hold MLA degrees.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Admission and Application Procedures
  • Readmission Procedures
  • Deferring an Application
  • Application Fee
  • McNair Scholars Program
  • Transcripts and Academic Records
  • Entrance Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Non-Degree or Transient Status
  • Application Forms
  • Summary of Materials

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13308 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    26616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13308 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    10460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5230 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 720 - 1170 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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