Landscape Architecture


The MLA is an accredited professional degree for students with or without an undergraduate degree in landscape architecture. The degree provides skills for students seeking to enter landscape architecture with the intent of practicing as a licensed professional in the public or the private sectors, as well as the basic knowledge required for professional competency as measured by the licensing exam. The MLA degree also offers inquiry competences for continuous post professional study and research.

Ph.D. Offered: None

Master's Offered: Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.)

Online Degrees: None

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: Meredith Foley
Phone: 515-294-0816
E-mail Address:


ISU-wide: Academic Records, GPA, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadlines: The priority consideration application date is January 15 for fall admission. Applications received by January 15 will have best opportunities for financial assistance. Applications received after January 15 will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Program Requires GRE: No

Program Requires GMAT : No

Writing samples (approx 5-10 pages; e.g., professional report or term paper)
Digital portfolio
Three letters of recommendation are required to be submitted electronically with your on-line application.

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 550
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 79
PTE 53

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application