24 months
18030 USD/year
18030 USD/year
8202 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) from Florida International University provides professional degree tracks within a rigorous academic framework intended for individuals with or without pre-professional degrees in landscape architecture. The MLA is structured into three tracks.


The Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design at Florida International University focuses on the development of the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities appropriate to the practice of landscape architecture, with a special emphasis on tropical and sub-tropical landscapes.

Our goal is to educate individuals who can serve and lead the community in the enhancement of the quality of life through the aesthetic, meaningful, and sustainable design of the physical environment.

The MLA Landscape Architecture program has two available tracks:

  • The Three-Year Track (MLA3) is a first professional Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) for persons who hold an undergraduate degree in a field other than landscape architecture, and intend to become landscape architecture practitioners.
  • The Two-Year Track (MLA2) is a first professional degree for individuals with an undergraduate degree in landscape architecture or architecture from an accredited program, or with a pre-professional undergraduate degree landscape architecture or architecture. Admission to the two-year track is contingent upon review of applicant’s portfolio and transcripts by department faculty to determine that applicants have demonstrated the knowledge and skills equivalent to students who have completed the first year of the three-year track (MLA3).

Study Abroad 

Study abroad is an important component of the Department of Landscape Architecture. Our study abroad center is located in Genoa, Italy. The Genoa center is ideally situated in the historic center of the city in a renovated former convent dating from the 13th century.

During the semester abroad option in Italy, students are afforded the opportunity to study those artistic, architectural, landscape and interior spaces and artifacts that have long been acknowledged for their exceptional and enduring value to Western design culture. Other travel options may be available.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Foundations
  • Visual Notation in Landscape Architecture
  • Computer Practices in Landscape Architecture
  • History of Landscape Architecture
  • Computer Practices in Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture Graduate Design
  • History of Landscape Architecture 
  • Landscape Development
  • Tropical Landscapes

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH

60 or 84 depending on track


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee: $30.00. 
  • A 4-year Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 credits is required.
  • Official transcripts (an official document showing the educational work of a student in a school or college) from all previously attended colleges and/or universities. 
  • Applicants with foreign educational credentials in a language other than English must provide a translation from a recognized translation agency, official translator, or their previous institution. 
  • Official proof of degree: a notarized copy of the original diploma is required.
  • Official TOEFL 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9015 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    18030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9015 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8202 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4101 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for West Miami

900 - 1400 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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