Landscape Architecture Admissions

Our online application will allow you to upload all your necessary documents for application to the program of your interest. Within the application, make sure to click the Application Instructions to see program specific requirements.

  • The University of New Mexico online application.
  • A $50 application fee payable online. Please make sure to keep your reference number for fee payment.
  • A letter of intent outlining the applicant’s interest in the discipline of landscape architecture and the reasons for seeking admission to the program
  • Letters of reference from three individuals under whom the applicant has worked and/or studied. Two of the letters shall normally be from teachers or academic advisors who can comment on the applicant’s prior undergraduate and/or graduate performance.
  • A resume (curriculum vitae).
  • A portfolio of creative work. A portfolio is optional for three-year applicants, but required for two-year applicants.The portfolio should provide high quality examples of creative thinking and creative approaches in no larger than an 11x17 format. Applicants are encouraged to think about the design and presentation of the portfolio. Please do not include original works in the portfolio submission, rather submit copies, prints or images of original works at an effective quality to communicate appropriate detail. 
  • Both Analog and Digital portfolio submissions are accepted. All applicants to the two-year post-professional MLA program must submit a portfolio.
  • A copy of transcripts for each institution you have attended.

International Students

International Students also need to submit the following:

  • An attested copy of your diploma
  • Official TOEFL scores that must meet the University of New Mexico minimum of 79 on the IBT TOEFL.

Tuition, Fees and Cost of Living

UNM is one of the most affordable universities in the country. View more information on tuition, fees and cost of living.

For questions, please contact:

Natalie Rowe, Sr. Academic Advisor

Katya Crawford, Chair