What will I learn?

The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) is a professional program that focuses on urban and regional landscape architecture within a studio-based curriculum. Integrated courses in design; visual communication and modelling; history, theory, and criticism; site engineering and material technologies; horticulture, ecology, hydrology; professional practice and research methods seminars, as well as options for electives, provide a comprehensive professional education in landscape architecture. The program prepares students with a strong base in the fundamentals of the profession, while fostering innovative thinkers able to work collaboratively with allied disciplines, in preparation for becoming the next generation of leaders in landscape architecture.

Which department am I in?

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

Study options

Full Time (MLA Program (3-Year Option); MLA Program (2-Year: Second-Year Advanced-Standing Option); MLA Program (1-Year: Post-Professional Advanced-Standing Option))

Tuition fees
CAD$23,065.00 (US$ 17,423) per year
CAN $46,130 for the entire course
Start date

Expected January 2021


University of Toronto

St. George Campus,

27 King's College Circle,


Ontario (ON),

M5S 1A1, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an appropriate bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, with a final year average of at least mid-B from a recognized university. Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL Paper-based Test Overall Score: 580, TWE: 4; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 85, with no part score below 80; Cambridge English Proficiency/Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 76 (with at least 22 in each component and 32 in the writing component).

For international students

MLA Program (3-Year Option)

An appropriate bachelor's degree (such as BA, BSc, BASc, BES, BFA, BCom) with a minimum average of mid-B and demonstrated leadership potential in the field. Preference is given to applicants who have completed a balanced undergraduate education that includes study in the arts, sciences, and humanities.

MLA Program (2-Year: Second-Year Advanced-Standing Option)

An appropriate bachelor's degree in landscape architecture, architecture, architectural studies, or environmental design, or a comparable degree focusing on the design of landscapes and the built environment.

MLA Program (1-Year: Post-Professional Advanced-Standing Option)

A post-professional advanced-standing option is available for students who are interested in pursuing advanced study beyond their professional degree.

Applicants must have completed all requirements for an accredited professional degree from a recognized university.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): The minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The minimum scores required for the different TOEFL tests are:

Internet-based Test:

Minimum Requirement: total score of 100 + 22 on Writing

Discretionary Range: total score 89-99 +19 - 21 on Writing

Cambridge Assessment English C1: Advanced or C2: Proficiency: A minimum overall score of 180, with at least 170 in each component.

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): The minimum score required to meet our English facility requirement is an overall score of 70 and no part below 60.

Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST): The minimum requirement is a total score of 4.5, and no part below 4.