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Landscape Architecture, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
University rank #501 (ARWU) Stillwater, OK, United States
While an architect designs buildings, a landscape architect designs almost everything else in the built environment: gardens, urban plazas, streetscapes, parks, resorts, trails, golf courses, subdivisions and more. The Landscape Architecture program is offered at Oklahoma State University.
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As a Landscape Architecture student at Oklahoma State University, you will develop detailed landscape plans that are aesthetically pleasing, functional and compatible with the built and natural environment. The design process involves creative expression that comes from an understanding of the landscape context, natural systems, cultural systems and social dynamics. You will learn to interpret, imagine, draw, conceptualize, synthesize and construct project ideas that transform the landscape.

Why Study Landscape Architecture?

As a landscape architect, you will play a critical role in the design of outdoor space for the health, safety and well-being of individuals and their communities. The positive benefits of a single design project are invaluable.

With issues of sustainability becoming more critical, as a landscape architect you will be ready and prepared to address them as you design the interface between humankind and the urban, suburban and natural environment. You will play an important role in environmental healing by designing and implementing projects that respect both the needs of people and our environment.

Landscape Architecture Project Examples
  • Corporate and commercial developer
  • Green roof designer
  • Interior landscaper
  • Interior landscapes
  • Land reclamation and rehabilitation specialist
  • Land use and city planner
  • Urban designer
What Could I Do With a Degree in Landscape Architecture?

Within landscape architecture, you have the option to select a predefined emphasis area or work with your faculty advisor to customize your plan of study. These areas include:

  • Design

Prepare landscape designs, drawings, technical specifications and cost estimates, as well as perform construction administration in the field.

  • Environmental Planning

Conduct cultural resource inventory and analysis, analyze landscape features using geographic information systems, and prepare environmental assessment reports and impact statements.

  • Horticulture

Integrate plant knowledge and science into garden design. Learn more about the role of landscape management and receive a minor in horticulture.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Landscape Architecture and Landscape Management
  • Visual Communication  for Landscape Architecture
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Native American Symbolism in Landscape Design 
  • Garden Design in Harmony with Local Ecology
  • Internship in Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture National Survey
  • Studio I: Principles and Theory of Design
  • Studio 2: Site Design
  • History and Theory of Landscape Architecture (
  • Professional Practice and Office Procedure
  • Architectural Construction: Site Grading
  • Landscape Architectural Construction II: Sustainable Applications
  • Landscape Planting Design
  • International Experience in Landscape Achitecture

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed Admission/Scholarship application
  • Copy of Passport Bio page
    • English proficiency test (PBT/IBT TOEFL or IELTS)
    • Official high school transcript (average GPA 3.0 and above). Transcripts must be submitted in original language and translated to English.
    • College transcript from each institution attended (if you have earned college-level credit). Transcripts must be submitted in original language and translated to English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45330 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    38700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38700 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    23180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23180 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Stillwater

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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