12 months
31798 USD/year
31798 USD/year
13380 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Landscape Architecture (MALA) from University of Tennessee Knoxville is intended for students interested in developing greater knowledge and understanding of landscape-related topics while simultaneously advancing a more specialized area of investigation from a liberal arts perspective.


About this Degree

This Landscape Architecture degree from University of Tennessee Knoxville will not prepare students for professional licensure but will prepare them for career paths that benefit from knowledge of landscape architectural design concepts, design thinking skills, visual communication skills, and related fields such as ecosystem management, sustainable development, green infrastructure, and more. 

While 42 credit hours is the minimum number needed to satisfy this degree track, students have the option to work with advisors to craft a unique curriculum that allows for greater development of design skills or supporting knowledge as necessary. This track requires the successful completion of a robust thesis project.

Programme Structure

  • Minimum of 33 semester credit hours of graduate course work from Landscape Architecture (LAR).
  • 3 credit hours (minimum) elective as appropriate chosen in consultation with the major advisor

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Domestic applicants may apply up to two weeks prior to the beginning of the desired term of entry


42 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit online application to the Graduate Admissions Office. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required or the international equivalent. International applicants must have an equivalent four-year degree and 3.00 GPA.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Letter of Intent. 
  • The general portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is recommended but not required. 
  • A personal onsite interview is desirable but not mandatory.
  • Candidates with a GPA less than 3.00 may be considered for conditional admission when evidence of exceptional promise is identified.
  • MALA applicants are also strongly encouraged to submit the following.
  • Examples of creative work and/or research – particularly of a graphic or visual nature. 
  • Examples of previous writings or research. The applicant’s role in any collaborative work submitted must be clearly identified.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31798 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31798 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13380 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Knoxville

885 - 1454 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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