Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Landscape Architecture
Subject
Science
Mode of delivery
On campus
Specialization
Landscape Architecture
Program Components
Coursework + Major Project/Essay required
Faculty
Faculty of Applied Science
School
School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
 

Overview

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. 

 

 

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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

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.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

 20162015201420132012
Applications11010712011695
Offers4657384640
New registrations1530172420
Total enrolment6267515855

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 90% based on 70 students admitted between 2007 - 2010. Based on 69 graduations between 2013 - 2016 the minimum time to completion is 1.32 years and the maximum time is 5.00 years with an average of 2.49 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Disclaimer
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 12 July 2017]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs [data updated: 29 September 2017].
 

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September 2018 Intake

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

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