University of Oregon

Department of Landscape Architecture

Master of Landscape Architecture Admissions Information

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Students who have completed a bachelor's degree are eligible to apply for the MLA programs. (You may still apply to the MLA if you are currently in the process of completing your undergraduate degree and will have it by the end of this academic year).  If you do not yet have your bachelor's degree please read the information about our Undergraduate program.

There are two tracks leading to a professional master's degree in landscape architecture.  Eligibility depends on you prior education.

FIRST PROFESSIONAL
The First Professional degree program is for students who have a non-landscape architecture or non-architecture undergraduate degree. The program is three-years plus one term (or ten terms) in length and begins in the summer.

POST PROFESSIONAL
The Post Professional degree program is for students who have a BLA, BSLA, BArch or March. This program is generally two-years (or 6 terms) in length and begins in the fall.

Application Process

The department needs a complete application before the MLA application committee will consider it.  A complete application includes your application process for the Graduate School and the listed application requirements for the Landscape Architecture Department.

There are two steps in the application process:

  1. Apply to the University of Oregon Graduate School
  2. Apply to the Department of Landscape Architecture

As part of the Department of Landscape Architecture application you are required to have:

  1. An unofficial copy of your transcripts
  2. A personal statement
  3. A writing sample
  4. A portfolio of your creative work
  5. 3 letters of recommendation

It is highly recommended you assemble required elements 1 through 4 before starting the online application process. Please click on Apply Now! To view the online application forms.

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