Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Admission to the Master of Landscape Architecture Program

Q: When are the application deadlines?
A: February 15th (fall admission); December 1st (spring admission, except for international students); September 1st (spring admission, international students). All required application materials, including transcripts, must be received by the application deadlines. In general, MLA students start the degree programs in the fall semester.

Q: What is the mailing address to send reference letters and one copy of the official transcript?
A: Reference letters are submitted on-line only. An official paper copy of your transcript is only required if you are accepted into the program. Do not send until requested.

Q: Do you accept applications for the Spring semester?
A: Due to our sequence of course offerings, we usually do not admit for the Spring semester. Please inquire prior to completing your application.

Q: How do I apply for an assistantship?
A: You are considered for an assistantship when your application for admission is reviewed. Typically, first-year students are not eligible for assistantships.

Q: What is the portfolio format requirement?
A: Portfolios should be 11” × 17” maximum or 8” × 11” minimum single pdf. Hard copy portfolios will not be accepted.

Q: Is the Graduate Record Examination required for admission to the MLA program?
A: Only international students are required to submit GRE scores.

Q: Is the IELTS accepted in place of the TOEFL?
A: Yes the IELTS may be substituted for the TOEFL. The minimum acceptable IELTS band is 6.5.