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Landscape Architecture, M.L.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

Our Master of Landscape Architecture program is well established and our graduates routinely find work in design and planning firms, governmental agencies, and community based organizations throughout America and abroad. We offer a design-oriented curriculum with opportunities for involvement in issues that range from those of relevance to the Gulf South region to those of international importance. Our faculty have diverse professional and research interests, which are integrated into the learning experience.

The challenging field of landscape architecture incorporates:

  •  studies in art and design
  •  natural sciences
  •   social and cultural disciplines
  •   technological advances in resource analysis
  • computer-aided representation
  • modeling 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Site Systems
  • History and Theory 
  •  Media
  • Research Methods
  • Advanced Topic Studio
  • Water Systems

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

Regular Admission to the LSU Graduate School requires: 
  •  a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; 
  • a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade-point average (GPA) for all undergraduate work taken prior to receiving a degree and a minimum 3.0 GPA for all previous graduate work for which a grade is given; 
  •  satisfactory academic standing at the last institution attended; 
  •  acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE); and 
  •  acceptance into a departmental program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29456 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    29456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29456 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    12541 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12541 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Baton Rouge

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

The LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture has a limited number of graduate assistantships available. Students should be prepared to cover their tuition for the entirety of the program should they not receive assistantships.

The university and the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture offer financial aid and scholarships to qualifying students. Visit the Landscape Architecture Scholarships page on this website to view scholarship opportunities through the school.

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