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Landscape Architecture, M.L.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #14 (ARWU) , WA,
The Master of Landscape Architecture program at the University of Washington  considers applicants with and without previous design education, and encourages applications from persons with diverse academic and professional backgrounds.


We offer two professional program tracks – the MLA I for those without a previous design education and MLA II for those with a previous design degree. 


The Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) accredits the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Designing the Future
  • Intro. To Landscape Architecture
  • Site Design and Planning
  • History of Landscape Architecture
  • Design Foundations Studio
  • Individual Design Studio
  • Planting Design

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      24-36 months
  • Credits
    42 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

Both the BLA and MLA applications require:

  • Department Application (BLA-only; MLA applicants fill out the online Graduate School application)
  • Statement of Interest
  • Resume
  • Official Transcripts from any junior colleges, colleges or universities you have attended
  • Three Letters of Recommendation.
  • Portfolio

The MLA application also requires GRE scores and a copy of the University of Washington Graduate School Application. International students must also submit their TOEFL scores before applying to the department and the University of Washington Graduate School. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10985 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10985 USD per module and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    3371 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3371 USD per module and a duration of 36 months.
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9 credit module

Living costs for Seattle

  • 1480 - 2580 USD/month
    Living Costs

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