What can I do with my degree?

Our Master of Landscape Architecture program prepares you to enter the world of practicing landscape architects. Your degree is certified by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, which is recognized in Canada and the US. British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario have regulatory bodies for the landscape architecture profession, and non-regulatory bodies in the other provinces. In British Columbia, you must complete the internship program to become eligible to register as a licenced landscape architect with the BCSLA.

The practice of landscape architecture is growing quickly. Awareness of the profession is also on the rise. Municipal governments are especially looking for the specialized knowledge of landscape architects for green space projects. Today’s firms range from small, one- or two-person teams to large multinational groups. Similarly, landscape architects can work on a huge scale of projects, from individual sites to large-scale developments. The Government of Canada predicts fair growth in several regions across the country for the profession, with low levels of unemployment due to a shortage of landscape architects.

While the majority of our graduates have gone on to careers directly in landscape architecture, that path is by no means the only one. Over the course of your studies here, you’ll gain invaluable skills in:

  • design and visualization
  • a variety of digital media tools
  • communication and presentations
  • project management and organization
  • sustainability and resource management

There are a number of positions that benefit from an education in landscape architecture. Some of our alumni have pursued:

  • urban design planning and policy
  • sustainability research
  • energy management
  • resort planning and analysis
  • construction
  • farming

You can also pursue further education through a post-professional degree program. Our Master of Urban Design and Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture programs are geared towards those who already have degrees in landscape architecture and want to continue exploring the academic side of the field.