Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)


The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) graduate degree program offers an accredited three-year curriculum. This professional course of study is highly demanding with a large proportion of the curriculum being required coursework. Design studios are integrated with courses in landscape history and theory, site analysis and planning, and management of environments. Within this challenging program, opportunities to develop individual identity and special skills are made possible through the selection of specialized topic design studios, thoughtful engagement with electives, and especially through the execution of the Graduation Project. 

The academics are coupled with experience in the contemporary profession with internships available for credits. By working in firms or agencies related to student's areas of interest, design development, and documentation skills are honed for future practice. Students build and expand their professional network through these positions and small student-faculty ratios.

The School coordinates a public lecture series with students, faculty, and guests from local landscape architecture affiliates. These informal discourses offer feedback and advice from a broad audience for students presenting their initiatives and projects.


Our full-time faculty and local professional design community are actively involved in studio reviews, graduation project committees, and mentorship programs. Within the Faculty of Applied Science, students have access to a research library ranked among the best in Canada and other faculty in engineering or community and regional planning. With Study Abroad, there are opportunities to be engaged with the ever-changing cultural concerns in architecture and landscape architecture. 


Quick Facts

Master of Landscape Architecture
Mode of delivery
On campus
Landscape Architecture
Program Components
Coursework + Major Project/Essay 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$1,764.48$13,438.11
Tuition per year$5,293.44$40,314.33
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) Not applicable
Other Fees and Costs
Supplementary fees (once)$68.00 Supplementary application fee
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.

September 2018 Intake

Application Open Date
01 October 2017
Canadian Applicant Deadline
15 January 2018
International Applicant Deadline
15 January 2018

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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