Master On Campus

Landscape Architecture

University of Colorado Denver

24 months
1293 USD/credit 38790 USD/year
1293 USD/credit 38790 USD/year
474 USD/credit 14220 USD/year
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The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) at University of Colorado Denver is a fully accredited degree program for first professional degree students and post-professional students (those already holding a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture or Bachelor of Architecture degree).


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.

Special Opportunities

  • 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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 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


60 alternative credits



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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application
  • Application fee ($50 for domestic applicants, $75 for international applicants)
  • Resume
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1293 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    38790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1293 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    14220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 474 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Denver

1310 - 2220 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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