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Landscape Architecture Accreditation

The School of Design at Virginia Tech offers two accredited professional landscape architecture degrees: the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture. The Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) normally evaluates graduate and undergraduate landscape architecture programs every six years judging whether a program is in compliance with accreditation standards. Next scheduled review 2026. 

Public Information

LAAB accredited programs are required to provide reliable information to the public on their performance, including student achievement as determined by the institution or program. This information is intended to help potential students make informed application decisions.

Cost of Attendance Per Year 

Instate first year BLA student: $38,752 (2023-24)
Out of state first year BLA student: $59,968 (2023-24)

Instate MLA student: $40,384 (2022-23)
Out of state MLA student: $55,738 (2022-23)

Undergraduate tuition and fees – $15,478 (in-state), $36,694 (out-of-state)

Masters tuition and fees – $17,000 (in-state), $32,354 (out-of-state)

School of Design fee – $750/semester

Estimated room and board (on-campus/ off-campus) – $14,888/ $15,396

Estimated books and supplies – $2,620

Estimated other expenses – $3,866

Estimated program field trips – $400

Estimated summer education abroad program, includes 3CR tuition and program fees:
Undergraduate : $11,767 (in-state), $13,772 (out-of-state)
Graduate: $12,450 (in-state), $14,500 (out-of-state)

Current detailed cost breakdowns for tuition and fees are available at

Student Demographics


BLA student enrollment – 70
47% female, 41% minority

MLA Enrollment – 11
64% female, 72% minority

Graduation and Retention Rates

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture:

2021 Graduates
75% graduated within 5 years
54% of students who initially enrolled in the BLA program received a BLA

Master of Landscape Architecture:

2021 Graduates
80% graduated within 3 years (Students entering with advanced placement typically finish in 2 or 2.5 years)

Landscape Architecture Program Contact Information

Landscape Architecture Program
School of Design
121 Burruss Hall (MC 0191)
800 Drillfield Dr
Blacksburg, VA 24061


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