General Questions for the School of Architecture
- What should be included in the portfolio?
Provide work that demonstrates the ability to take an idea and adeptly convey it visually. Include a wide range of drawings, such as landscapes, human figures, and perspectives. Hand drawings, particularly gestural drawings, are strongly encouraged.
- Where can I find information about landscape architecture as a profession?
While graduates go on to pursue a variety of different professions, visiting with a practicing landscape architect is one way to get a sense of the day to day of the profession. Beyond this, visit our list of professional links:
- What might I study to prepare me for the program?
There is not a specific undergraduate degree requirement. Typically, students enter the program with a background in fine arts, literature, engineering, natural sciences, and social sciences.
- How much is tuition?
For current tuition rates, visit the Tuition Dollars and Sense page. Refer to the figures under the Architecture column.
- Are there teaching or research assistant positions available within the MLA program?
Yes, but please be advised that first-semester graduate students do not typically hold assistantship positions. For more information, see the Graduate Admissions FAQ.