The School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech offers two accredited professional 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.
The next scheduled accreditation review is in Spring 2020.
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
Estimated undergraduate – $30,480 (in-state), $47,690 (out-of-state)
Estimated graduate – $33,560 (in-state), $48,080 (out-of-state)
Undergraduate tuition and fees – $12,890 (in-state), $30,100 (out-of-state)
Masters tuition and fees – $15,970 (in-state), $30,490 (out-of-state)
Architecture+Design fee – $1500
Estimated room and board (VT residential housing) – $11,600
Estimated books and supplies – $1,210
Estimated other expenses – $2,980
Estimated program field trips – $300
Estimated summer education abroad program:
Undergraduate : $11,500 (in-state), $14,200 (out-of-state)
Graduate: $12,700 (in-state), $15,200 (out-of-state)
Current detailed cost breakdowns for tuition and fees are available at https://www.bursar.vt.edu/tuition-fee-rates/tuition-fees.html.
BLA student enrollment – 100
45% female, 13% minority
MLA Enrollment – 38
55% female, 20% minority
BLA Student Enrollment – 79
54% female, 14% minority
MLA Enrollment – 33
48% female, 17% minority
Graduation and Retention Rates
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture:
90% graduated within 5 years
74% of students who enrolled in the landscape architecture studio sequence received their degree
95% graduated within 5 years
85% of students who enrolled in the landscape architecture studio sequence received their degree
First-Professional Master’s Degree:
64% graduated within 3 years
36% graduated within 4 years
25% graduated within 3 years
75% graduated within 4 years
Course schedules at the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center typically allow for students to work part-time which can result in a longer time to graduation.