The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) curriculum from University of Colorado Denver thoughtfully integrates theory and practice, and revolves around a sequence of design studios, supported by core content classes and seminar courses on a variety of relevant topics.
The curriculum is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge, skills, and critical and creative thinking necessary to succeed as landscape architects while also offering opportunities to focus on particular areas of interest. The curriculum promotes an ethic of responsibility, grounded in natural systems and processes and an understanding of cultural and community values.
- Students have extensive opportunities for civic engagement, including paid internships at the college’s Colorado Center for Community Development (CCCD), providing diverse opportunities to work directly with and in communities across the state, and the unique and ground-breaking Learning Landscapes program whose mission is to build public places that support the well-being of children through increased exercise, access to open space and community gathering places, experiencing and working in gardens, and more.
- The Integral Studio provides an opportunity for graduate students across the College to work together as interdisciplinary teams together with public agencies on real projects in our city. Facilitated by faculty across the disciplines, the studio emulates a real-world office environment and allows students to gain insight into the role of other parties involved in the planning and design process.
- The practice of landscape architecture is now global, and this department is a leader in providing international study opportunities. Opportunities abound to develop international partnerships with our diverse body of international and domestic students, and travel study courses offered annually
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- The curriculum emphasizes and values design and the design process coupled with knowledge and capability in the theories, technologies, sciences, arts, materials, and methods associated with the practice of Landscape Architecture. Core themes, theories, precedents, technologies, and skills of the profession are developed in the lecture and seminar courses. You will develop design capabilities in studio courses.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- The application deadline is February 1 with a late application on April 15
- Between February 2 and April 15, applications are reviewed on a space available basis
DisciplinesArchitecture Landscape Architecture View 146 other Masters in Landscape Architecture in United States
- Online application
- Application fee ($50 for domestic applicants, $75 for international applicants)
- Statement of purpose
- Three letters of recommendation.
- One official transcript from all undergraduate institutions attended EXCEPT study abroad experiences.
- International students must mail an official certified translated transcript.
- International applicants must submit proof of English language proficiency.
- GRE (not required, but recommended if undergraduate GPA is below 3.0).
- Portfolio that showcases your best work.
International38790 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1293 USD per credit during 24 months.
National38790 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1293 USD per credit during 24 months.
In-State14220 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 474 USD per credit during 24 months.
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