In addition to the university graduate admission requirements, the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program requires the following.

The deadline for domestic applicants to apply for the MLA program has been extended to June 1. All other applicants for the MLA program have a March 15 application deadline.

Minimum Education

A bachelor’s degree is required for admission to the MLA program.

Admitted applicants who are still earning the prerequisite degree are admitted contingent on the completion of that degree. Applicants who do not meet this contingency must reapply after graduation.


Résumés should include your employment history, educational record, publications, awards, and any community/volunteer experiences you may have. Additional information can include experience with software including AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp, GIS, and other digital programs. Please upload your resume to the Texas A&M GradCas System.

Statement of Purpose

Your statement of purpose should clearly demonstrate your interest in the Master of Landscape Architecture program. Statements of purpose are used to gage whether an applicant will be a good fit in the program based on interests and prior experiences. 


You must provide three letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your academic achievement and potential. If you have been out of school for a number of years and are unable to contact former professors, you may submit non-academic references (e.g., employers).

Applicants can access the electronic letter of recommendation system available via the Texas A&M GradCas System.

Test Scores

The MLA program does not require Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for admittance at this time.


The MLA portfolio should showcase recent, high-quality work, and will be judged on both content and overall design. Applicants without professional training may submit work that shows other evidence of creativity (studio art, construction/renovation, furniture design, etc.) and clearly demonstrates interest in landscape architecture. Any material that is not entirely the applicant’s own work must be clearly identified.

Upload a link to or a PDF copy of your portfolio in the application via the Texas A&M GradCas System (required). 

Applicants may also choose to submit a printed copy of their portfolio to the following address:

Master of Landscape Architecture
Deepa Maheshwari
Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning,
Texas A&M University, Mail Stop 3137
College Station, TX 77843-3137


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Deepa Maheshwari

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