In addition to the university graduate admission requirements, the Master of Science in Architecture program requires the following.

Minimum Education

Admission to our M.S. program is offered to students with a bachelor’s degree.

Admitted applicants who are still earning the prerequisite degree are admitted contingent on the completion of that degree. Applicants who do not meet this contingency must reapply after graduation.


Résumés should include your employment history, educational record, publications, awards, and any community/volunteer experiences you may have. Please upload your résumé to the Texas A&M GradCas System.

Statement of Purpose

Your statement of purpose should clearly demonstrate your interest in the program and outline a proposed study program. Statements of purpose are used to gauge whether an applicant will be a good fit in the program based on research interests and prior experiences. We encourage you to identify faculty whose interests coincide with yours in your statement of purpose.


You should provide three letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your academic achievement and potential. If you have been out of school for a number of years and are unable to contact former professors, you may submit non-academic references (e.g., employers).

Applicants can access the electronic letter of recommendation system available via the Texas A&M GradCas System.

Test Scores

The M.S. in Architecture requires Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for admittance.

GRE scores should be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to Texas A&M University (GRE School Code 6003). The recommended minimum combined score of 300 must include a minimum of 146 Verbal for international students. You must have taken the test within five years of the date the application form reaches the Office of Admissions. Tests should be taken at least eight weeks prior to the appropriate application deadline to ensure timely receipt and processing of results. We will use your highest test score from one test date. 

Copies of test scores are not considered official, but they may help the University locate your official test scores and are therefore useful when the application is processed.

If you are in a country that has limited access to the test, we will allow waivers on a case-by-case basis. If you are waived from the GRE and an international student, you will be required to submit alternative testing to prove English proficiency.

Onsite Interviews

The applicant may also be asked to participate in an onsite interview.