Master of Landscape Architecture Student Experience

MLA students

Small class size in the MLA means lots of support and opportunities to engage.

Whether it’s the tight-knit community you’ll form with your studio cohort, the interactive activities offered through HeadSPACE or the opportunity to explore leading landscape architecture sites with fellow classmates, you’ll find the student experience at CAPLA is rewarding in a way that only rigorous programs can be.

As a student in the MLA program, you’ll form a strong bond with your classmates and professors. Many of our Master of Landscape Architecture alumni remain actively engaged in the program, as professional guest critics and lecturers, through their participation in the annual job interview fair or by supporting our ASLA student chapter in community events like PARKing Day.


Quotation marks

Everyone coming out of our landscape architecture program learns what it means to be able to improve the landscape of our cities. That in itself is helping the world.

Rebecca Johnstone '20 MLA

The Design Review Process

Reviews and critiques are an essential component of the studio-based design thinking and learning process for CAPLA students. Learn more about the importance of critiques for students, as well as what critiques can look like:



Meet MLA Students

Students in the Master of Landscape Architecture program come to CAPLA from across the country and around the world. Their passions, like their professional experience, are diverse. Meet a few of our students:

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Tucson, the Coolest Desert City in the World

Tucson's historic 4th Avenue


We hate to give away our best-kept secret, but Tucson is one of the best places to live in the country (and Outside magazine agrees).

Located in the lush Sonoran desert, the metropolitan area of a million people is nestled between five mountain ranges, has a world-renowned multicultural food scene and eclectic neighborhoods and offers year-round outdoor activities, including cycling, hiking, rock climbing and astronomy. You’ll fit right in.

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Ready to make your impact through sustainable design?

Learn more about the Master of Landscape Architecture by contacting us at, or review the admissions process and begin your application now:

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