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Landscape Architecture

The City University of New York

36 months
945 USD/credit 28350 USD/year
945 USD/credit 28350 USD/year
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The Landscape Architecture program at The City University of New York prepares students to be leaders in the field of landscape architecture through innovative research and practice in urban ecological design, planning, and policymaking.


The Landscape Architecture at The City University of New York aims to reimagine and rethink the profession’s current and future challenges through the lens of environmental justice, including globalization, availability of natural resources, land management, and the climate emergency. The curriculum engages critical thinking about complex and indeterminate systems, empowering students to work across multiple scales of the urban landscape.

Who is this program for

Our program attracts activist students who seek to rethink accepted paradigms and implement actionable change in the public realm and the quality of public space in terms of equity, accessibility, and justice — climate justice, social justice, environmental justice, and multispecies justice. 

Transforming the profession begins in the academy. Our landscape architecture program is committed to challenging the entrenched biases and historical canons of landscape architecture that have too long been accepted as the norm, and we support the clarity and resonance of our students’ diverse voices in the field.

All undergraduate backgrounds are welcome in the MLA I program.


The Master of Architecture I program is accredited. See the NAAB section of this site for more information and links regarding accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Landscape Architecture Studio 
  • Landscape Technology 
  • Digital and Traditional Drawing
  • Urban Ecology
  • Environmental Planning
  • Urban Plants

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A portfolio of creative work is required for all Spitzer School applicants. The portfolio should reflect your level of creative ability and creative process and can include drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, graphic design, furniture design, garden design, photography, crafts, or other types of work.
  • Transcript(s)
  • Personal Statement/Essay (Personal Statement section)
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Application Fee (US$75)
  • GRE (optional, in Standardized Tests section)
  • Students will be expected to start the program with an awareness of current versions of design software (AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop) and basic graphic design skills: color theory, fonts, and 2D layout. Students lacking these skills should take our late-summer, intensive digital “boot camp”—Spatial and Regional Representation—at the Spitzer School in order to gain proficiency prior to the fall semester.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 945 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    28350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 945 USD per credit during 36 months.

Local students

  • Full-Time - $6,485 per Semester
  • Part-Time - $550 per Credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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