Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture (MASLA)

Overview

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

Degree
Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture
Subject
Mode of delivery
On campus
Specialization
Landscape Architecture
Program Components
Coursework + Thesis required

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Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

100
22
21
22
21

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

7.0
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5

Deadline Details

Application Deadline

Deadline to submit online application. No changes can be made to the application after submission.

Transcript Deadline

Deadline to upload scans of official transcripts through the applicant portal in support of a submitted application. Information for accessing the applicant portal will be provided after submitting an online application for admission.

Referee Deadline

Deadline for the referees identified in the application for admission to submit references. See Letters of Reference for more information.

January 2020 Intake

Application Open Date
04 March 2019
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 15 June 2019
Transcript Deadline: 15 June 2019
Referee Deadline: 30 June 2019
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 15 June 2019
Transcript Deadline: 15 June 2019
Referee Deadline: 30 June 2019

September 2020 Intake

Application Open Date
01 October 2019
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 15 January 2020
Transcript Deadline: 15 January 2020
Referee Deadline: 31 January 2020
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 15 January 2020
Transcript Deadline: 15 January 2020
Referee Deadline: 31 January 2020

January 2021 Intake

Application Open Date
01 January 2020
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 15 June 2020
Transcript Deadline: 15 June 2020
Referee Deadline: 30 June 2020
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 15 June 2020
Transcript Deadline: 15 June 2020
Referee Deadline: 30 June 2020

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$104.00$168.25
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$1,665.26$2,925.58
Tuition per year
(plus annual increase, usually 2%-5%)
$4,995.78$8,776.74
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)$930.14 (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. Tuition fees are reviewed annually by the UBC Board of Governors. In recent years, tuition increases have been 2% for continuing domestic students and between 2% and 5% for continuing international students. New students may see higher increases in tuition. Admitted students who defer their admission are subject to the potentially higher tuition fees for incoming students effective at the later program start date. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

 20182017201620152014
Applications2103111
Offers  1 4
New registrations    2
Total enrolment33347
Disclaimer
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 22 March 2019]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots.

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 (Landscape and Restoration, People, Cities and Lands, Design and Planning of Space, 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)
 

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January 2020 Intake

Application Open Date
04 March 2019
Canadian Applicant Deadline
15 June 2019
International Applicant Deadline
15 June 2019

September 2020 Intake

Application Open Date
01 October 2019
Canadian Applicant Deadline
15 January 2020
International Applicant Deadline
15 January 2020

January 2021 Intake

Application Open Date
01 January 2020
Canadian Applicant Deadline
15 June 2020
International Applicant Deadline
15 June 2020
 

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