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Graduate Certificates 

The College of Architecture offers five graduate certificates. These certificates are formal awards granted by the college with approval of Texas A&M University and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Certificates consist of at least 15 credit hours of courses in a concentrated area. When a student meets all the requirements of the certificate, the credential will appear on their transcript. Students must be currently enrolled in a Texas A&M degree program to be eligible for a certificate.

How To Apply


Environmental Hazard Management Certificate

The Environmental Hazard Management Certificate studies the relationships between the built environment and extreme events in the natural environment. The core courses provide a basic understanding of  issues related to environmental hazards. Courses cover topics including:

  • basic theory and empirical research
  • practical application related to natural and technological hazards
  • implications of disaster research for policy formulation and implementation

This interdisciplinary program is based in the Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center (HRRC).


Health Systems & Design Certificate

The Health Systems & Design certification program promotes research, innovation, and communication focusing on health facility planning and design. Students develop in-depth understanding and ability within the field of health systems design.

This interdisciplinary program was created by the Colleges of Architecture and Medicine.


Historic Preservation Certificate

Historic Preservation Certificate students learn about historic preservation and heritage conservation. The certificate is based on the premise that historic preservation is a cross-disciplinary field. This program welcomes students with diverse educational backgrounds.

This interdisciplinary program is based in the Center for Heritage Conservation (CHC).


Sustainable Urbanism Certificate

The Sustainable Urbanism certification program explores sustainability and urban design in a rapidly urbanizing world. The program focuses on the processes that shape the form and function of the built environments that make up metropolitan regions.

Students learn to design and plan sustainable urban settlements.

This interdisciplinary program is based in the Center for Housing and Urban Development (CHUD).


Transportation Planning Certificate

21st-century transportation problems have become increasingly complex and interdisciplinary in nature. The Transportation Planning Certificate provides students with the education and training needed to be successful in the transportation profession.

Specialized instruction is provided in four critical areas of professional need:

  • Multimodal Systems Planning
  • Transportation and Urban Design
  • Transportation and Public Policy
  • Transit Management

The Transportation Planning Certificate is offered through a partnership between the Colleges of Architecture and Engineering, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, and the Bush School of Public Policy.