Landscape Architecture


The MLA is an accredited professional degree for students with or without an undergraduate degree in landscape architecture. The degree provides knowledge and skills for students intending to practice or pursue a scholarly career. Graduates meet the academic expectations for professional licensure as measured by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB).

Doctoral Degrees Offered: None

Master Degrees 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 application deadlines are January 15 for consideration for fall admission and October 15 for consideration for spring admission. Applications received by the above deadlines will have the best opportunities for financial assistance. Applications received after the above deadlines will be reviewed on an individual basis. Admission to the spring semester will be considered for applicants with developed design representation skills.

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
Duolingo 105

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application