Landscape Architecture

University of Tennessee Knoxville

60 months
31798 USD/year
31798 USD/year
13380 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) from University of Tennessee Knoxville is a design-oriented degree, which can be pursued along two tracks. The MLA-Track 1 is a first professional degree for students who hold a Bachelor’s degree in fields of study other than landscape architecture or a related design field including landscape design, architecture, urban design, and interior design.


 The Master of  Landscape Architecture-Track 2 (MLA II) is a post-professional degree for students who already hold a first-professional degree in Landscape Architecture from an LAAB accredited program or the international equivalent The MLA-Track 2 offers post-professional students opportunities for specialization related to landscape architecture design, research, or professional studies.

The MLA-Track 1 from University of Tennessee Knoxville is designed to prepare students to be critically engaged designers with the ability to employ a wide range of knowledge and skills in order to become leaders in the field. Two curricular paths are available in this degree track.

  • Path A is designed to accommodate students who have no previous formal study in landscape architecture. 
  • Path B is designed to accommodate students with a bachelor’s degree in landscape design or students in related design fields like architecture, urban design or interior design. Any advanced standing in this path is determined on a case by case basis dependent upon the specific courses and content a student has already completed. Once advanced standing is determined, as little as two years may be required to complete the Path B program.
  • Path B – Advanced Standing Option is designed specifically for students in the BArch program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. To pursue this option, students must apply for acceptance to the School of Landscape Architecture in the Spring Term of their 4th year. This application must include all of the materials listed below which are required for admission to this degree track (see Admissions to MLA – Track 1 (First Professional Degree).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Design and Construction
  • Thesis Preparation/Programming
  • Histories and Theories
  • Professional Practices
  • International Study
  • Off-Campus Study
  • Independent Study in Landscape Architecture
  • Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines




88 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university are required. International applicants must have an equivalent four-year degree and 3.00 GPA.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • Letter of Intent. This letter should indicate why the applicant is interested in pursuing a degree in Landscape Architecture at UTK.
  • Design Portfolio.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take and pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Recommended overall TOEFL scores are a minimum of 92.
  • A personal on-site interview is desirable but not mandatory.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31798 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31798 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    13380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13380 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.


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Landscape Architecture
University of Tennessee Knoxville