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College of Architecture and Planning University of Colorado Denver

College of Architecture & Planning
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College of Architecture and Planning

The College of Architecture and Planning welcomes applications to our Master of Landscape Architecture program from students with a variety of professional and educational backgrounds. The faculty-led selection process aims to admit students who are likely to succeed in completing the requirements for the degree and whose interests fit with the program’s educational capacities. All of the required application materials help us to evaluate your potential for graduate study and to pair your interests with our strengths. No one component ensures or precludes admission; judgment is based on the entire application packet. 

Students are admitted to begin classes in fall semester only.


February 1 


Online application

Application Fee ($50 for U.S. students, $75 for International students)

Statement of purpose

Three letters of recommendation

Transcripts from all undergraduate institutions (except study abroad experiences)

Proof of English language proficiency (International students only; TOEFL or IELTS)

GRE (not required, but recommended if undergraduate GPA is below 3.0)

Portfolio that showcases your best work. Portfolios are submitted through Slideroom . Students with a degree in landscape architecture are expected to include studio work. Students with no background in landscape architecture should demonstrate their creative abilities through whatever media they are comfortable. 


The Landscape Architecture program encourages applicants from diverse fields of undergraduate study, including the liberal arts and sciences as well as the design and planning disciplines. Students entering the program recently have held degrees in the following areas:

Landscape Architecture


Urban Design

Environmental Design

Fine Arts


Environmental Studies


Environmental Psychology





Public Health

For more information, please see our Master's Programs Admissions website  or the University of Colorado Denver Admissions website

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