Come and be part of Canada’s newest school of landscape architecture. Launched in 2015, this program is already boosting the faculty’s reputation as leaders in sustainability and design. And we’re out to train future leaders who will go on to build better places - urban, regional and global.
Our full-time faculty includes professional landscape architects, planners, architects and landscape ecologists, whose overlapping expertise contributes to a strong curriculum that combines a solid foundation in the field with 21st-century design challenges.
You will hone most of your skills in our unique interdisciplinary design studios, tackling real-world projects to develop integrated design solutions. In one of your senior semesters, you could also learn in an international context.
Completing this program
- Foundation Year: Required for applicants without a design-related four year undergraduate degree.
- Additional Courses: Four elective courses.
- Core Courses: Conceptual Bases of Environmental Design; other topics include site technology, history and theory, winter city design and more.
Landscape architectural engineering, architectural and planning firms; private corporations with planning or design departments; federal, provincial, regional, and municipal agencies; development companies; historic preservation authorities; faculties and departments of landscape architecture, architecture, art and planning.
A course-based master’s degree in landscape architecture is usually considered a terminal degree
A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
A four year baccalaureate degree, or equivalent from a recognized institution.
Candidates for the Master of Landscape Architecture must provide evidence of original and/or creative work in any field or medium. This could include design work, professional work, research, creative ability, or ideas related to their statement of intent or interests in Landscape Architecture. The requirements for digital portfolio submissions are found on the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape website.
- Statement of Interest
- A C.V
Applicants with previous related design degrees (e.g. a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture) may have some or all of the foundation year courses waived. Applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, this review will require supporting documentation such as course outlines. An assessment of these prerequisite requirements will be made by an admissions committee and applicants will be informed in offers of admission which, if any, courses at the Foundation level will be required.
English language proficiency
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 105.
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7.5.
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 59, or higher (Academic version).
- Canadian Academic English Language test (CAEL) score of 70 with no section less than 70.
- Academic Communication Certificate (ACC) score of A- in each course.
For admission on September 1:
- Canadians and permanent residents: Jan. 15 application deadline
- International students: Jan. 15 application deadline