Landscape Architecture, Master | University of Washington | Seattle, United States
36 months
Duration
31263 USD/year
31263 USD/year
18018 USD/year
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About

The Master of Landscape Architecture program from University of Washington is a STEM designated degree program. We consider applicants with and without previous design education and encourage applications from individuals with diverse academic and professional backgrounds.

Overview

Key facts

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.

The MLA I track is three years in length and is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in a field other than landscape architecture or architecture. Students come from diverse backgrounds with degrees in a variety of disciplines including ecology, business, political science, literature, art, and history. In this way the program is enriched through students‘ interdisciplinary interests and knowledge. The core curriculum in the first year provides students with foundational professional skills in design, site and landscape planning, construction materials and processes, and graphic, written and verbal communication. In the second and third years students develop these primary knowledge areas in order to develop leadership abilities in the definition, research, and practice of design.

The MLA II track is two years in length and is designed for applicants with a previous design degree in Landscape Architecture, Environmental Design, Urban Design, or Architecture. Those with degrees in related fields will be considered on an individual case, but it is generally assumed that without the appropriate training provided by a previous professional design degree program, students will be enrolled in the MLA I program. MLA II students build on their previous design education (and practice if appropriate) to expand their creative capacities, advance their technical knowledge and skills, and enrich their leadership abilities in the design disciplines. These students join the MLA I students in the second year of the program enrolling in advanced studios, research seminars, and elective areas of interest in addition to a capstone project in the final year.

All students, whether in the Landscape Architecture program from University of Washington, are required to complete courses in topics on biophysical and human ecology, built environment history, professional practice, design law, and other areas as described in the program curricula and determined by the Graduate Program Coordinator. The department seeks to admit students with a range of ages, backgrounds, and interests. While students must meet the core curricula requirements for the program, each is encouraged to take advantage of the department’s positioning within the educationally broad, rich, and excellent research university by incorporating elective courses in other disciplines.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Foundations
  • Urban Sites
  • Ecological Systems
  • Landform Grading + Drainage 
  • Digital Media
  • Landscape Plant Recognition 
  • Landscape Representation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
92

Credits

70 alternative credits

quarter credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
92

Other requirements

General requirements

  • four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or its equivalent from a foreign institution.
  • A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 for the last 90 graded quarter credits or 60 graded semester credits.
  • For International applicants: evidence of English proficiency. There are five ways to provide evidence, the most common is a TOEFL test score (minimum 92 iBT).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31263 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31263 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    31263 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31263 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    18018 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18018 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Seattle

1480 - 2580 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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