College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Landscape Architecture

Prospective Graduate Students

Are you interested in a vision of a sustainable and resilient future for natural and cultural landscapes.

We are!

We hope you will consider joining us in protecting and restoring sensitive and critical environments, and creating socially equitable, ecologically sustainable, and economically viable landscapes.

To view information on the curriculum please visit the Master of Landscape Architecture page under Academics.

Graduate Admission and Application

University of Maryland's Graduate Application Process

The University of Maryland's Graduate School accepts applications through its ApplyYourself/Hobsons application system. Before completing the application, applicants should visit the Landscape Architecture admissions requirements page.

As required by the Graduate School, all application materials are to be submitted electronically:

  • Graduate application
  • Transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Program/Department supporting documents (as applicable)
  • Non-refundable application fee ($75) for each program to which an applicant applies

The electronic submission of application materials helps expedite the review of an application. Completed applications are reviewed by an admissions committee in each graduate degree program. The recommendations of the committees are submitted to the Dean of the Graduate School, who will make the final admission decision. Students seeking to complete graduate work at the University of Maryland for degree purposes must be formally admitted to the Graduate School by the Dean. To ensure the integrity of the application process, the University of Maryland authenticates submitted materials through TurnItIn for Admissions.

Learn more about our degree and see the curriculum here.

Information for International Graduate Students

The University of Maryland is dedicated to maintaining a vibrant international graduate student community. The office of International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) is a valuable resource of information and assistance for prospective and current international students. International applicants are encouraged to explore the services they offer, and contact them with related questions.

The University of Maryland Graduate School offers admission to international students based on academic information; it is not a guarantee of attendance. Admitted international students will then receive instructions about obtaining the appropriate visa to study at the University of Maryland which will require submission of additional documents. Please see the Graduate Admissions Process for International applicants for more information. The FAQs page on Scores may also be helpful in answering some of the commonly asked questions.


Applicants are encouraged to contact the Hobsons online application's helpdesk for any technical issues. For questions related to the admissions process, prospective students may contact the Graduate School.

Application information and deadlines can be found at Landscape Architecture Admissions Requirements webpage.

For financial information and other facts, please view the LAAB Public Information page.

For the Graduate School Catalog listing, please view the Landscape Architecture page.

For more information about the MLA program please contact us. Also, don't forget to check out our Prospective Students FAQs page.


What kind of thesis project would you want to work on?

Read through some of the projects submitted by our alumni here.

Apply now!

Application information and deadlines can be found on the Graduate School's Admissions Requirements page. View requirements, deadlines, and more here!

Landscape Architecture:
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If you would like to visit the University of Maryland and receive a campus wide tour please visit Conferences & Visitor Services's page. You will find information on a tour according to your interests.

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Learn about the benefits of attending an accredited degree program and how it affects your time to becoming a licensed landscape architect here!

Is Landscape Architecture right for you? Check out some commonly asked questions here!

Check out ASLA's Career Discovery brochure on what is landscape architecture!

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