Application Deadlines

To be given first consideration for admission into the MLA program, please submit your application in the Texas A&M GradCAS portal by December 15. All applications received by December 15 will be reviewed for fall admission and be given full consideration for financial aid (including our recommendations for graduate assistantships and scholarships). The MLA program only admits students for entry in the Fall.

Applications received after December 15 will be reviewed and considered for admission — however, considerations for financial aid may be limited.

If you are a current Texas A&M undergraduate senior (of any major), you may consider applying to our program via the Aggie Priority application within the Texas A&M GradCAS application portal.

We will begin our formal review of MLA applications after January 15. Applicants can expect a response letter from our department regarding a decision on their application sometime between late February and Mid-March. A separate offer letter will follow if financial aid is being offered. April 15 is our deadline for applicants to return offer letters to LAUP to indicate their intention to study landscape architecture at Texas A&M University. 

Thank you for your interest in our MLA program. We look forward to reviewing your application!

Application Requirements

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

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 gauge 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
Bruce Dvorak
Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning,
Texas A&M University, Mail Stop 3137
College Station, TX 77843-3137


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Thena Morris

Assistant to the Department Head & Graduate Advisor

979.458.4306 Email Thena Morris