36 months
51390 CAD/year
11400 CAD/year
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The professional Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree at the University of Toronto, for students new to the discipline, uses intensive studio-based courses to address the design challenges facing urban landscapes today.


About this Degree

Complementary lecture and seminar courses in history, theory, technology, and environmental studies provide comprehensive professional training and serve as a forum to examine landscape architecture’s synthetic role in design and planning at scales ranging from the garden to the region.

After a four-session core curriculum, students develop independent research directions that culminate in the final term’s thesis studio. The Landscape Architecture program’s goal at the University of Toronto is to develop progressive models for landscape architecture practice: we encourage work that explores and extends the discipline’s ties to the humanities, environmental and social sciences, and engineering.

Programme Structure


  • Design Studio

  • Design Studio Thesis

  • Visual Communication

  • History, Theory, Criticism

  • Technology

  • Environment

  • Professional Practice and Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


15 alternative credits

15.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs)


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • A bachelor's degree (such as BA, BSc, BASc, BES, BFA, BCom) with a minimum average of mid-B.

  • Some preparation or experience in architectural design or the creative arts is encouraged, but not required, such as hand or digital drawing, film or animation, graphic design, or sculpture. This program is suitable for those without formal training in design or the arts; graduates of any discipline are encouraged to apply.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51390 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 51390 CAD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    11400 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11400 CAD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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