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Landscape Architecture, M.L.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #446 (BCR) , TX,
The Landscape Architecture programme offered by University of Texas Arlington advances design and planning solutions for environmental resiliency, urban place making, quality of life, and well-being.


Through interdisciplinary teaching, research, and service activities, the Landscape Architecture programme offered by University of Texas Arlington will promote leading-edge design and planning by capitalizing on our unique position within a transferable urban lab environment (DFW).

The UT Arlington Masters of Landscape Architecture program seeks to accomplish our vision by focusing on:

Landscape Architecture Program

Providing a creative and engaging classroom, and experiential learning environment that promotes critical and creative thinking about advanced solutions for current and future urban landscapes. We are also committed to continual growth of the profession with dedicated degree programs that foster lifetime learning opportunities including continuing education, certificates, and executive programs for working professionals.

The Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture

The Program Landscape Architecture will work the Program in Planning to strengthen the department by sharing resources, knowledge and courses, providing a students the opportunity to take advantage of a myriad of research opportunities, programs, and course offerings including the PHD program in planning, and urban seminars and site planning and land development courses in landscape architecture.

College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs

The Landscape Architecture program encourages collaborative teaching and research within the College of Architecture Planning and Public Affairs by drawing upon the unique diverse research and outreach accomplishments of the Landscape Architecture faculty.


The Landscape Architecture Program is fully accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • History and Theory of Landscape Architecture
  • Communications for Landscape Architects
  • Plant Identification and Ecology
  • Planting Design
  • Urban Design Seminar

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are accepted after the published priority date, but for guaranteed consideration of admission submit the application by the priority date.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    89 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Average GRE scores of successful applicants have been approximately 550 Verbal and 550 Quantitative.

    This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Basic admission requirements must be met before a student can be accepted. In meeting these requirements, an applicant must have:
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or its foreign equivalent, with a satisfactory grade-point average.
  • An acceptable and current score on the aptitude tests of the Graduate Record Examination or the Graduate Management Admission Test, as specified by the department or program to which application is being made.
  • Demonstrate potential for graduate work in the chosen field through previous academic performance.
  • Be approved for admission by the department in which a degree is sought.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21026 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21026 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    20796 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20796 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    9698 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9698 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Texas City

  • 882 - 1640 USD/month
    Living Costs

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