Master of Landscape Architecture Accreditation

The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree program at Illinois Institute of Technology is accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB).

The LAAB evaluates professional landscape architecture programs in the United States to determine whether they meet objective standards of academic quality and properly prepare students for professional work.

LAAB Public Information

Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) Public Information Policy
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.

The three-year First-Professional Master’s Degree (MLA+U) Program at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) is accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board. IIT received initial accreditation in 2010 and is scheduled for re-accreditation in 2019. A copy of the most recent accreditation letter from LAAB is available at:

Cost of Attendance
For more detailed information regarding graduate tuition please visit:

Tuition is charged by credit hour.

Tuition is charged by credit hour. The estimated expenses below are based upon the 2018-2019 tuition rate, with an estimated increase of 5-7% each year.

Students in the Masters degree programs take between 15-18 credits per semester.
Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
Tuition (33 credits @ $1,530 per credit) $50,490
Fees (health insurance, service, CTA, activities, model shop, orientation) $4,433
TOTAL $55,923
Room & Board $13,500

Student Demographics

MLA student enrollment – 13
62% female
8% minority
85% unknown

MLA student enrollment – 11
36% female
27% minority
64% unknown

MLA student enrollment – 9
55% female
78% minority
29% unknown

Graduation and Retention Rates

First-Professional Master’s Degree:

2012 Graduates: 100% graduated within 3 years; 0% graduated within 4 years
2013 Graduates: 90% graduated within 3 years; 10% graduated within 4 years
2014 Graduates: 67% graduated within 3 years; 33% graduated within 4 years
2015 Graduates: 100% graduated within 3 years; 0% graduated within 4 years

Student Achievement

Merit Scholarship, $28,748
Teaching Assistantships, $3,000

Merit Scholarship, $28,750
Teaching Assistantships, $7,000

Merit Scholarship, $12,030

Learn more about the LAAB and the accreditation process.