Landscape architecture is a diverse and rewarding design profession. Landscape architects play an important role in shaping our environment, working collaboratively with other designers, scientists and the public. As a landscape architect you will be involved in analyzing, designing, constructing, conserving, and managing landscapes from small-scale sites to entire communities.
The fully accredited first professional degree program involves six-semesters of challenging graduate education and attracts students from a variety of academic disciplines. The MLA degree meets the educational requirements for entry into professional associations of Landscape Architects across Canada and internationally.
Career and Future Opportunities
Landscape architects enjoy a broad range of career opportunities in cities, towns, and regions across Canada and the world. Graduates of our MLA program are in demand in many areas of practice: private, public, and academic roles.
Graduates become registered professionals of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects or other professional societies in recreation, tourism, urban, community, sociological, and academic roles.
Expected September 2020
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East,
N1G 2W1, Canada
Acceptance to the MLA program is based on previous academic performance, references, evidence of creativity (portfolio), and on background information that you provide through the Statement of Research, Resumé, and the Supplemental Document – MLA Background Questionnaire.
Applicants holding a minimum “B-“ standing in the last four semesters of full-time study of an undergraduate four-year (honours) university degree in any degree program will be considered for admission.
English Language Proficiency
Canadian Academic English Language Test (CAEL) - 70
International English Language Testing System (Academic) (IELTS) - 6.5
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - 85
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE-A) Note: A minimum score of 60 must be achieved in each individual component - 60
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT)) Note: A minimum score of 21 must be achieved in each of the four categories (listening, speaking, reading, writing) – 89