Master of Landscape Architecture 

Develop the essential theoretical and practical skills to design, plan and manage both the built and natural environment with Temple’s Master of Landscape Architecture from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture. Learn to think critically and creatively while gaining real-world experience through internships and preparing for the Landscape Architect Registration Examination.

Engage with pressing global issues such as land and biodiversity conservation, climate change, and social justice. Lead the next generation of landscape architects by integrating ecosystem science and innovative design principles to create, preserve and restore degraded landscapes; help conserve land; create resilient communities; and respond to the climate crisis.

Tyler’s Master of Landscape Architecture program excels in ecologically based design. It is one of the few LAAB-accredited programs to concentrate on ecological landscape restoration—a critical practice that leverages ecological processes and plant communities to tackle environmental problems.

Explore a broad range of contemporary topics in sustainable land use planning and design while learning directly through one-on-one mentorship from an accomplished faculty of practitioners and innovators. Graduates of this professionally accredited program are prepared to pursue a wide range of career options, including work in public or private landscape architecture practice, nonprofit organizations, and environmental agencies. 

Ambler Campus

Master of Landscape Architecture students primarily study at Temple’s Ambler Campus, located 15 miles from Main Campus in a suburban setting. Ambler’s top-notch educational resources include a 187-acre arboretum, multiple gardens and greenhouses, labs, studios, and technology centers.

In 2020, Ambler Campus was designated as the Temple Ambler Field Station, a living laboratory for environmental field research and education. The Field Station leverages the 187-acre Ambler Campus and arboretum, host to a diversity of natural habitats including old growth and secondary forests, meadows, ephemeral streams, and beautifully designed gardens. In addition, students can draw from abundant ecological landscape restoration examples and practitioners in the Philadelphia region.

Program Format & Curriculum

Train to think critically and creatively, understand ecological processes and natural environments, and develop a body of knowledge and research.

The Master of Landscape Architecture program requires 44 credit hours for those with an undergraduate degree in landscape architecture and 44–70 credit hours for those without an undergraduate degree in landscape architecture seeking a first professional degree.

A few courses you can anticipate taking include

  • Aesthetics of Ecological Design Seminar,
  • Native Plant Communities,
  • Professional Practice and 
  • Public Lands Design Studio.

​Learn more about the coursework for the Landscape Architecture MLArch.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Master of Landscape Architecture offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,053.00 per year
Out-of-state: $1,449.00 per year


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