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Landscape Architecture, M.L.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) , LA,
The Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture offers professional degree programs leading to the Master of Landscape Architecture for both students with and without pre-professional degrees. Applicants with undergraduate qualifications in any discipline will be considered for the three-year Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA 1) program. 


Our Master of Landscape Architecture program from Louisiana State University 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.

The master’s program in landscape architecture is rigorous, particularly in the first year. The curriculum becomes more flexible as you advance. We encourage you to discuss past academic and professional experiences with the graduate coordinator to facilitate making the most of the curriculum and your interests.

Students have three options for the final semester of work: the studio option, a design thesis option, or a written thesis option. Students considering the design or written thesis options should begin discussions with the graduate coordinator as soon as possible in order to begin work in time to meet the academic deadlines and requirements of the LSU Graduate School.

Programme Structure

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Required application materials for the LSU Graduate School include:

  • Transcripts from all universities attended or attending and from which you have received degrees
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores, if applicable
  • Application form (online) and application fees
  • Financial aid application (online)
  • Statement of purpose (online) addressing such matters as areas of interest, your plans for development, and possible thesis topics
  • Three letters of reference addressing your capacity to succeed in a rigorous, studio-oriented design curriculum; letters should be brief and reflect the writer’s specific experience with regard to your capacity for graduate school (online)
  • Resume (up to two pages) of academic and work experiences (online)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29000 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    28868 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28868 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    11953 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11953 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.


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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