Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)

An MLA student's project.

The MLA program is designed for students with a previous degree in a field unrelated to landscape architecture; for students who hold other professional degrees in architecture, planning and engineering; and for students who have received a BLA degree and are interested in advanced education in a particular area of landscape architecture.

The MLA program emphasizes research, analysis, planning, design and management of landscapes ranging in scale from individual sites to entire communities and regions. The MLA program is accredited by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. This accreditation is also recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects.

This program is offered through the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD). Full details on the program are available through the SEDRD MLA webpage.

Potential Faculty Advisors

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Meet Sonia, MLA student

"Both the MLA and bachelor of landscape architecture (BLA) programs at U of G came highly recommended by my peers. My research thesis is centered around the design of a scenario-based app to develop a robust wildfire management strategy." Read Sonia's full Q&A here.

Meet the Profs

Say hello to the professors of the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development in these 60-second snapshot videos. More faculty videos can be found here. 

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Prof. Nadia Amoroso
Visual Communication and Digital Design
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Prof. Karen Landman
Green Infrastructure and Urban Agriculture

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due by January 9th each year. Later applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you cannot meet this deadline, please contact us to find out if additional applications are being accepted. Applicants are accepted for entry into the fall semester annually..

How to Apply

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Landscape Architecture, Planning and Urban Design
  • Environmental Management
  • Recreation and Leisure Service Delivery
  • Public Health and Community Development
  • International Development
  • Education/Research

Find Out More

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Contact Us

Diana Foolen
Graduate Programs Assistant
519-824-4120, Ext. 56576

Related programs: Rural Planning & Development (M.Sc. or MPlan)Environmental Sciences (MES or M.Sc.)