The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Landscape Architecture Program offers three degrees:
- The Master of Landscape Architecture professional degree
- The Master of Arts in Landscape Architecture
- The Master of Science in Landscape Architecture
The Graduate Landscape Architecture Program accepts applications year-round. The review of all completed applications begins on February 1, 2013.
Interested students should contact the program as soon as they begin thinking about applying.
A complete admissions guide is available for download here.
You need not have a background in art or design to be accept to or excel in our program. Students with a BA or BS from unrelated fields of study, complimentary design disciplines, and other allied professions are encouraged to apply. So as to create a rich and dynamic learning environment, the program deliberately seeks to craft incoming classes with diverse, complimentary academic and professional backgrounds.
A Baccalaureate degree in any field 3.00 G.P.A (4.0 Scale) Twelve (12) credit hours of arts, humanities, and social science courses A baccalaureate degree in landscape design, architecture, or urban design especially with a major or minor in Landscape Design may enable students to enroll with advanced standing.
Must be taken before enrollment in supported course, may be taken before application to the program
- One (1) year of college-level life science
- One (1) college-level course involving a general understanding of the use of computers.
- One (1) college-level math course involving an introduction to algebraic, logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions.
Submit directly to the UT Graduate School:
- Official transcripts of all college and university coursework
- A GRE Score
- A TOEFL Score (international students only; see the Admissions Guide for Graduate International Students)
- UT Graduate School Application
Graduate Landscape Program
The Landscape Architecture Program requires:
- Three (3) letters of recommendation.
- An essay on intent and expectations of graduate study in Landscape Architecture.
- A portfolio illustrating evidence of visual creativity and/or graphic capabilities.
- Path B applicants with a 4-year pre-professional landscape architecture or landscape design degree who wish to apply for advanced standing must show prior design work in the portfolio.
College of Architecture and Design
Tuition/ Financial Aid application:
The Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture is able to offer qualified students a range of financial aid, through the Landscape Architecture Program, the College of Architecture and Design, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and through the University. Graduate Assistantships are awarded on the basis of academic accomplishment, financial need, and needs of the program. Graduate students sup¬port the program in numerous ways, including helping faculty members with course work, special projects, research, publications etc. Those receiving these awards are expected to work for approximately ten hours a week.
Typical graduate assistant appointments include:
- Teaching assistant in landscape architecture, architecture, or plant sciences courses.
- Research assistant on faculty teams: sustainable design, urban analysis, etc. as related to the academic mission.
Students should contact the Landscape Architecture Program directly for information on graduate assistantship positions supported by the program. Other departments and programs on campus including our supporting colleges, College of Architecture and Design and College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, may also have graduate assistantship positions available. Inquiries for positions outside of the program should be directed through the UT Graduate School. See the link below.
Additional internship/ assistantships may be available with programs on and off campus. In the past, these have included internships or assistantships at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment (ISSE), Tennessee Water Resources Research Center, Environmental Landscape Design Lab, and at the East Tennessee Community Design Center, which provides non-profit institutions and communities with professional design services that they could not otherwise afford.
The College of Architecture and Design, and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources are fortunate to have many local alumni and members of the professional community who have funded a variety of scholarships and student financial assistance packages, which are available to graduate students.
Available through the UT Graduate School are a number of prestigious fellowships:
-Graduate Diversity Enhancement Fellowships
-Lori Mayer Re-Entry Women’s Graduate Fellowships
-Herman E. Spivey Graduate Fellowship
-J. Wallace & Katie Dean Graduate Fellowship
-Bruce Painter and Eva Woody Seaton Memorial Graduate Fellowship
-The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Academic Common Market
The Academic Common Market is an agreement for sharing unique programs, including graduate architecture, primarily among Southern states. Participating states can make arrangements for their residents who are fully admitted to specific programs at UT Knoxville to enroll on an in-state tuition basis if theses master’s pro¬grams are not available in the state of residence.
On-Campus Work Opportunities
-Federal Work-Study Program
-Tutoring opportunities, Office of Minority Student Affairs Tutorial Program
-Student worker jobs within the UT College of Architecture and Design
The Federal Student Aid office has a variety of programs to help pay for graduate or professional education, including on-campus-based aid, Stafford Loans, and PLUS Loans for graduate or professional students.
Requires Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information about these programs, see the Federal Student Aid Portal link below.
External Financial Sites
Web sites that are external to the University of Tennessee offer information on additional types of funding:
Academic Student Aid Portal
Apply for federal financial aid (free) via the FAFSA form. The Financial Aid and Scholarship Matching Wizard can help you search the many scholarships available nationally and locally for the study of architecture.
Brad Collett, Interim Chair
Landscape Architecture Program
College of Architecture + Design
Art + Architecture Building
1715 Volunteer Boulevard,
Knoxville, TN 37996
phone: (865) 974-5265
fax: (865) 974-0656