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Texas A&M University College of Architecture

Graduate Certificates 

The College of Architecture currently 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.

The certificate credential indicates that a student has completed a program of courses consisting of at least 15 credit hours in a concentrated area. When a student meets all the requirements of the certificate, the credential will appear on their transcript. At this time, all College of Architecture certificates are degree-dependent, meaning that students must be currently enrolled in a Texas A&M degree program in order to be eligible for a certificate.

Scroll down to learn more about the graduate certificates offered by our college.


How To Apply


Environmental Hazard Management Certificate

The Environmental Hazard Management Certificate is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with an understanding of the interrelationship between the built environment and extreme events in the natural environment. The core courses provide a basic understanding of the entire range of issues related to environmental hazards. Specifically, these courses address basic theory, empirical research, and practical application related to both natural and technological hazards. The courses also address the implications of disaster research for policy formulation and implementation at the household, organizational, community, regional, state, federal, and international levels.



Health Systems & Design Certificate

This interdisciplinary certification program was created by the College of Architecture and College of Medicine to promote research, innovation, and communication focusing on health facility planning and design. 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.



Historic Preservation Certificate

The Historic Preservation Certificate provides students the opportunity to develop a body of knowledge in historic preservation to support their individual career goals. The certificate is based on the premise that historic preservation is a cross-disciplinary field in which practitioners must have mutual respect for others while building appropriate awareness, understanding, and abilities within a chosen area of expertise. The program welcomes students with diverse educational backgrounds, and is open to any graduate student at Texas A&M with an interest in historic preservation and heritage conservation, broadly defined.



Sustainable Urbanism Certificate

The Sustainable Urbanism Certificate program is an interdisciplinary program based in the Center for Housing and Urban Development (CHUD). The certificate explores sustainability and urban design in a rapidly urbanizing world by focusing on the processes that shape the form and function of the built environments in its full complexity—infrastructure, land development, built landscapes, and facilities—that collectively make up metropolitan regions. Certificate recipients are ready to investigate and apply collaborative practices to design and plan sustainable urban settlements that are livable, equitable, energy efficient, ecologically sound, and prosperous.



Transportation Planning Certificate

21st-century transportation problems have become increasingly complex and interdisciplinary in nature, requiring skills, knowledge, and expertise that transcend traditional professional boundaries. The Transportation Planning Certificate—which is offered through a collaborative partnership between the Colleges of Architecture and Engineering, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, and the Bush School of Public Policy—seeks to provide students with the education and training needed to address these professional challenges. This 15-credit-hour program provides students with the substantive base of knowledge needed to be broadly successful in the transportation profession, as well as specialized instruction in four critical areas of professional need: Multimodal Systems Planning, Transportation and Urban Design, Transportation and Public Policy, and Transit Management.




How to Earn Your Graduate Certificate


Step 1

Review the certificate requirements and speak with the certificate coordinator and/or your graduate advisor to confirm you can enroll in the necessary courses and meet any other requirements.


Step 2

Apply online for your certificate at If you wish to apply for more than one certificate, submit separate applications. You will receive an email when your application has been approved. If you do not receive an email within one month, contact your certificate's coordinator.


Step 3

Complete your courses and satisfy any non-course requirements (e.g., thesis, dissertation, or capstone project).


Step 4

As you prepare to graduate with your degree, submit an application to graduate with your certificate as well at You will apply to graduate for each curriculum you earn (your degree and any certificates).