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Degree Requirements

The Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.) degree is designed for candidates seeking admission to the profession. Full-time students normally complete this program in three years. The master's degree is awarded upon the completion of 110 credits of work, including a major graduating project. All students are required to take a total of 18 elective credits.

Students with a UBC-recognized undergraduate degree in Architecture, Environmental Design, or Landscape Architecture may be eligible to qualify for advanced standing in the Master of Landscape Architecture. Qualification for advanced standing will be established at the time of admission by the Program and applicants will be notified of advanced standing concurrent with admission to the Program. This variant is comprised of approximately two years plus one term of courses, including all courses required for professional degree accreditation by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. The minimum requirement for award of the M.L.A. is 80 credits within the program. The particular course requirements will be determined by the graduate advisor upon matriculation, and will be based on transcripts, experience and a portfolio review.

Detailed information on specific, yearly course requirements is available at Landscape Architecture.

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