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To apply to the Master of Landscape Architecture program at Clemson, please visit the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Instructions for the online application are available at:

Formal application deadline: January 15
Applications will be considered year round

Application components to complete and submit online to the Office of Graduate Admissions are as follows:

1- Graduate Admissions online application
2- Application fee
3- Unofficial Transcripts*
4- Three letters of recommendation - with at least one from a current or former professor
5- Resume - containing a brief description of academic background and any relevant work experience
6- Statement of purpose and personal narrative - Please include your interest in pursuing a graduate degree in landscape architecture, your preparation and aptitude for this field, your future career goals, and your interest in Clemson’s program. (no more than 1000 words)
7- Test Scores: GRE** and TOEFL***

*Official Transcripts will be required if admission into the program is granted
** Minimum 146 Verbal and 140 Quantitative. (old scale, 400 in both Verbal and Quantitative)
***International applicants only (minimum acceptable score 80)

Application components to complete and submit to the Master of Landscape Architecture program directly are as follows:

8- MLA Graduate Funding Application Form (click to download)

MLA Graduate Funding Application should be emailed to:
Michelle Marchesse at 

* Portfolio/creative work submitted (online application only) may include but are not limited to: samples of design or artistic pieces such as paintings, sculptures, drawings, free hand sketches, models, photography, garden design, general artistic compositions, etc.

Please note that according to university policies, any and all application materials submitted to either the Graduate School or Department become property of Clemson University and are not returned.

For inquires or further information about the Master of Landscape Architecture program please contact:

Paul Russell, ASLA
Director of Landscape Architecture Graduate Programs
Associate Professor
Landscape Architecture
3-122  Lee Hall
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634

Tel (864) 656-0429