Minimum Requirements

• Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in landscape architecture
• Applicants are required to take the GRE
• Minimum acceptable undergraduate GPA is 3.0
• Those who speak English as a second language should consult the University’s English Proficiency Requirements


Applicants are required to submit their applications online through the UF Admissions website. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but applications should be finalized by February 1. FPMLA applications received after February 1 will be reviewed at the department’s discretion.

Although a personal interview is not required for admission, we encourage applicants to visit and meet faculty, staff and students. If you plan to visit, please contact Dan Manley at to arrange a meeting and a tour of our facilities.

A complete application package includes:

  • Completed application form
  • Application fee payment
  • Transcripts from all previous colleges
  • Letter of introduction and intent (this letter should describe the student’s background and interest in studying landscape architecture)
  • Resume
  • Three recommendation letters
  • Official test scores
  • Portfolio (see below)

Pursuant to Florida Statute, your application requires inclusion of all post-high school education and employment, as well as information about ongoing international affiliations and research funding. Please ensure this information is included on your curriculum vitae (CV) or resume.

For more information about the admissions process, visit UF’s Office of Admissions.

Portfolio Requirement

PPMLA applicants are required to send a portfolio of landscape architecture and other creative works. Please upload a pdf of your portfolio to the UF Admissions website. If the file size is too large for the admissions website, you may email the file to the Program Assistant. Alternatively, you may email the program Assistant a link to the web-based portfolio hosting service (e.g., Only provide examples that are the sole work of the applicant (no group projects unless the work is CLEARLY identified as part of a team effort and the applicant’s precise role with the project is detailed).

International Student Requirements
If you are a non-US applicant, please visit the Office of Admissions’ Prospective International Student Site. Be sure to send your Certificate of Financial Responsibility to the UF International Center.

Financial Information

Computer requirements
Refer to the Department’s Laptop Computer Requirements.

Related Links
UF Graduate School’s Estimated Annual Budget
UF Graduate School’s Financial Aid Page
Financial Aid
Academic Common Market (for out-of-state students)
Graduate School Homepage
Graduate Catalog

Application FormsUF Graduate Program Online Application
Application Form for US Citizens and Permanent Residents
Application Form for Non-US Applicants
Certificate of Financial Responsibility
Recommendation Letter Form
Fellowship/Assistantship Application Form

For additional information or assistance, please contact:

Vanessa Niblett, Academic Assistant
431 ARCH
School of Landscape Architecture & Planning
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-5706
(352) 294-1485

Dan Manley, Graduate Coordinator and Interim Chair

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