Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture (MASLA)


The Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture (MASLA) is a post-professional research degree offered in a two-year curriculum. Students work in independent research-based studies in collaboration with faculty members engaged in certain research themes. This immersive program is for those who wish to synthesize existing knowledge in landscape architecture and progress contemporary concepts in the field. Within the wider University community, students immerse themselves in a focused research environment enriched by resources and support from related disciplines such as community and regional planning, civil engineering, geography, and art history, visual and theory. 

The MASLA program is intended for qualified applicants with a previous professional degree with the capacity for independent research. The main criteria for admissions include a comprehensive proposal for their research and prior consultation with individual faculty members to discuss student's ambitions and supported research topics.

Quick Facts

Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture
Mode of delivery
On campus
Landscape Architecture
Program Components
Coursework + Thesis required
Faculty of Applied Science
School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture


TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement


IELTS Overall Score Requirement


Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$102.00$165.00
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$1,632.61$2,868.22
Tuition per year$4,897.83$8,604.66
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) $3,200.00 (-)
Other Fees and Costs
Supplementary fees (yearly)$350.00 Student Society Fees
Student Fees (yearly)$923.38 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Research Supervisors

This list shows faculty members with full supervisory privileges who are affiliated with this program. It is not a comprehensive list of all potential supervisors as faculty from other programs or faculty members without full supervisory privileges can request approvals to supervise graduate students in this program.

  • Condon, Patrick Michael (Sustainable urban design, landscape architecture, sustainable communities)
  • Dahmen, Joseph (technical methods and cultural effects of resource use at the scales of architecture and territory.)
  • Girling, Cynthia (Sustainable neighbourhood design, Vizualization and community engagement, Public realm design and planning)
  • Herrington, Susan (Children’s outdoor play environments, Playgrounds, Natural play environments, Risky play, Landscape architecture, Landscape architecture history, landscape theory, Comtemporary theory, globalization and contested theory, design and history of landscapes)
  • Kellett, Ronald (Environmental quality, urban form, development of tools for urban design, green neighbourhoods)
  • Lokman, Kees (design studios in the landscape architecture)
  • Mooney, Patrick (sustainable development; urban biological diversity; environmental restoration; wetland restoration; therapeutic landscapes; sustainable development; urban biological diversity; urban ecosystems; environmental management in urban planning; birds in urban environments; habitat management; Japanese gardens; habitats, Sustainable landscape planning, ecological restoration, design studio, evironmental issues)
  • Roehr, Daniel (Sustainable communities, sustainable design, materials and construction, landscape architecture, integration of living roofs as holitstic system for stormwater management)

September 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
01 October 2018
Canadian Applicant Deadline
15 January 2019
International Applicant Deadline
15 January 2019

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