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Landscape Architecture

University of Tennessee Knoxville

36 months
31798 USD/year
31798 USD/year
13380 USD/year
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The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) from University of Tennessee Knoxville is a design-based professional degree that concludes with a design thesis or advanced design project.


About this Degree

The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) from University of Tennessee Knoxville has a first-professional track (MLA, Track 1) that is designed to prepare students as critically-engaged practitioners, and a post-professional track (MLA, Track 2) that provides opportunities for research-oriented studies in areas of speculation and specialization.

Concentrations and Options Available

  • Track 1 (first professional degree track) — Thesis or Project
  • Track 2 (post-professional degree track) — Thesis or Project

The MLA-Track 1 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 – Advanced Placement Option 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 by the director 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. Proof of a minimum of one year of studio design experience is required.
  • Path C – is designed specifically for students in the BArch program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and it allows for students from the BArch to complete the MLA in as little as one year of graduate studies. To pursue this option, students must apply for acceptance to the School of Landscape Architecture in the spring semester 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:

  • Special Problems in Geology
  • Design Studio
  • Design Communication
  • Contemporary Landscape Architecture
  • Histories and Theories
  • Operative Landscapes

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


88 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • 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. 
  • Design Portfolio.
  • he general portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is recommended but not required. Applicants choosing to take the test should take the GRE at least one semester in advance of application for admission.
  • 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.
  • Candidates with a GPA less than 3.00 may be considered for conditional admission when evidence of exceptional promise is identified.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31798 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 31798 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    31798 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 31798 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    13380 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 13380 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Knoxville

885 - 1454 USD /month
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