The College of Architecture, in conjunction with its five research centers, offers six advanced certificate programs.
The Certificate in Environmental Hazard Management program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the interrelationship between the built environment and extreme events in the natural environment. The program, administered through the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, consists of a series of courses that are open to students from any graduate degree program at Texas A&M.
The Certificate in Transportation Planning, offered by the College of Architecture's Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center in partnership with the Texas Transportation Institute, the Department of Civil Engineering, and the Bush School of Government and Public Service, provides students with a comprehensive, multidisciplinary education in transportation planning. Students completing the certificate requirements will receive a structured, interdisciplinary understanding of the role of transportation in contemporary society, as well as specialized instruction tailored to building individual skills and capabilities in three critical areas: multimodal systems planning, transportation and urban design, and transportation planning and public policy. This program is open to any graduate student at Texas A&M with an interest in transportation.
The Certificate in Facility Management, administered through the CRS Center for Leadership and Management in the Design and Construction Industry, provides students in any graduate degree program at Texas A&M an opportunity to develop a body of knowledge in facility management that will further their career goals. Facility management is a cross-disciplinary field; the program is designed to ensure students gain an appropriate awareness, understanding, and ability within a specific body of knowledge of facility management as well as a sense of mutual respect for others in the field.
The Certificate in Health Systems and Design program was created by the College of Architecture and the Health Science Center at Texas A&M to promote research, innovation, and communication focusing on health facility planning and design. The program, administered through the Center for Health Systems & Design, is available to students pursuing any graduate degree at Texas A&M University. Though the program emphasizes a cross-disciplinary perspective, it also ensures that students develop in-depth understanding and ability within the field of health systems design.
The Certificate in Historic Preservation is open to students in any graduate degree program at Texas A&M. The cross-disciplinary program, administered through the Center for Heritage Conservation, draws on strong discipline-based academic programs that prepare graduates to further their career goals. The certificate is based on the premise that historic preservation is a cross-disciplinary field.
The Certificate in Sustainable Urbanism is an interdisciplinary program, based in the College of Architecture's Center for Housing and Urban Development, designed to provide students with an understanding of the interrelationship between sustainability, cities, and the environmental design professions. The program is a series of courses open to students from any graduate degree program at Texas A&M. The certificate is awarded in recognition of those who have acquired a requisite degree of knowledge and skill in the field.