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

Student Profiles

Get a glimpse of a typical day for these grad students in the Master of Landscape Architecture. More grad student profiles can be found here

Head shot of Michal standing under trees.
Michal Laszczuk
Landscape Architecture
Tatiana sits with her sketches in front of her at a desk in the landscape architecture studio.
Tatiana Zakharova
Landscape Architecture
Head shot of Alex.
Alex Waffle
Landscape Architecture

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.

Fall 2021 entry to MLA - the department is not accepting additional International applications at this time, however they are accepting late domestic applications. Please contact Diana Foolen ( to inquire.

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

A landscape view of a rural town.

Learn more about related programs: 

Rural Planning & Development (MSc or MPlan)


Four students bring in large net from water to sandy shore.

Learn more about related programs: 

Environmental Sciences (MES or MSc)