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What will I learn?

This program is intended to introduce at the graduate level the basic subjects inherent to the field of landscape architecture: plant materials suitable to urban conditions; urban utility and transportation systems in relation to topography, natural drainage and pathways; plant and wildlife communities; as well as inquiries about landscape infrastructure and ecology, and the history of human settle­ment in the evolution of urban landscapes. Southern California and Los Angeles provide an exceptionally valuable natural and socio­cultural laboratory for landscape architecture studies.

Which department am I in?

USC School of Architecture

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 12 units)

Tuition fees
US$38,560.00 per year
The tuition amount is based on 10 units of tuition
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


University of Southern California

University Park Campus,



90089, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher; Two years of full-time work experience is preferred; Past work experience will be considered for each applicant.

For international students

Students must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants to master's programs who have attained an Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) score of 90, with no less than 20 on each sub-score; or an IELTS score of 6.5, with no less than 6 on each band score.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.