Graduate Landscape Architecture

Graduate Assistantships

We know graduate work is a significant commitment in resources. We offer a number of graduate assistantships annually to qualified students in the master of landscape architecture program.

These assistantships include special stipends and tuition waivers. Assistantships also provide you with valuable work experience while completing your course work. You are, however, still responsible for the dedicated fees.

You may serve in a variety of areas within the department or the college, including:

  • support for individual faculty research
  • assistance in a specific course area
  • the College of Architecture and Planning Guest Lecture Series
  • the computer graphics lab 
  • other opportunities

Assistantships are available for one or two semesters and can be either full or half.

Full Assistantships
Students receive a stipend based on length of employment, remission of tuition, and an out-of-state fee waiver.

Half Assistantships
Students receive a stipend based on length of employment, remission of one-half tuition, and a one-half out-of-state fee waiver.

How to Apply
You may indicate your interest in a graduate assistantship within your admission letter. Assistantships are usually distributed in the spring and fall.

 Graduate assistantships are awarded to candidates who demonstrate the following:

  • highest possible quality skills
  • ability to support the needs and goals of the department and the college
  • ability and interest level to support faculty in an area of research or professional study
  • record of previous high-quality performance in program-related academic and/or professional experiences
  • minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or approval from the Graduate Assistantship Committee (GAC) if the student's GPA is below 3.0.

An application must be filled out to be considered for an assistantship.  Graduate assistants are assessed each semester, and students must reapply every year in order to continue serving as an assistant. 

Department of Landscape Architecture
Architecture Building (AB), Room 226
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-1971
Fax: 765-285-1983