Landscape Architecture

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)

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What you will learn in this program

The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) in the Faculty of Environmental Design program is designed to engage with the critical sociocultural and ecological challenges of place-making, climate change and resilience. Our MLA is intended as a program for the 21st century - to be leaders and to train leaders in becoming catalysts for positive local and global change. 

The MLA is a three-year course-based program consisting of a foundation year plus two years at the Master’s level, and we'll be seeking accreditation through the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA). As a professional degree program, curriculum design and methods of delivery reflect the CSLA accreditation requirements.

Admission requirements and information

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Faculty of Environmental Design

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​​The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) is strategically positioned to engage with the critical sociocultural and ecological challenges of place-making, climate change and resilience in the 21st century. Combining lecture and studio-based course work with opportunities to study in Melbourne and Barcelona, the MLA’s interdisciplinary model allows students to learn along with planners and architects, developing a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the built environment.

​​Beverly Sandalack, PhD, FCSLA, MCIP, RPP — Associate Dean (Academic)

Did you know? You can earn two degrees in five years. Learn more about combined degree program options.

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​​From day trips, to class lectures, to building models and composing posters, my experiences as a student in EVDS have been diverse, but they each come together to build upon a profound appreciation for the landscape that surrounds us. It’s about understanding the historical value, the ecological balance and the relationships we share with the land in both the endless prairies and dense urban centres. Only once we have learned to love the land, we can begin to transform it as designers.

​​Alexia Caron-Roy, MLA candidate

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Faculty of Environmental Design
Professional Faculties Building, Room 2182
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4