Landscape Architecture

University of Texas at Austin

24 months
19286 USD/year
19286 USD/year
10426 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Today’s urban environment is increasingly defined by shifting demographic, economic, and ecological systems; their overlap establishes dynamic environments and oftentimes reveals competing priorities.


In this manner, those spaces by which the landscape is defined – such as infrastructure systems, urban watersheds, industrial sites, suburban communities, and city fabric – become the laboratories for the program’s educational focus.

The curriculum places an emphasis on design of the built environment including its social dimension, sensory experience, and ecological systems. Working in conjunction with allied design disciplines represented within the school – including Architecture, Urban Design, Community and Regional Planning, and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – the professional curriculum emphasizes interdisciplinary endeavors that serve the needs of the community, the state, and the society at large.

The program’s pedagogy thereby situates design as a process of inquiry, whereby the coordinated design curriculum introduces a set of representation, spatial, theoretical, and material practices by which to integrate the landscape’s structure, function, and change over time.

Working from measure to agency, data to decision, the pedagogy positions design as a synthetic endeavor that evolves as much from context and speculation as it does from questions of technique, beauty, and delight.

Research and work advanced by the program’s students and faculty reflect the above aims. From urban streams to urban forests, parks to cemeteries, streetscapes to city blocks, historic landscapes to military training grounds, the endeavors seek to integrate aesthetics (what a landscape looks like) with performance (what a landscape does). - See more at:

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Visual Communication
  • Advanced Topics in Visual Communication
  • Foundation Design Studio

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An official score for the Graduate Record Examinations General Test (GRE), unless otherwise specified by the graduate program to which the student is applying. International students whose native language is not English must also submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Adequate subject preparation for the proposed major. Evidence of adequate preparation varies by program, but examples include letters of reference, auditions, samples of work, and personal statements
  • A grade point average of at least 3.00 in upper-division (junior- and senior-level) coursework and in any graduate work already completed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9643 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    19286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9643 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    10426 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5213 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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Landscape Architecture
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