Texas A&M University College of Architecture
We offer six different undergraduate programs and ten graduate degrees within our college. Additionally, all of our undergraduate students are required to participate in a mandatory undergraduate semester away in each degree program, satisfied through a study abroad or internship experience.
The College of Architecture offers the following degree programs for students who are interested in the practice of Architecture:
Bachelor of Environmental Design — 120 undergraduate credits
Master of Architecture — 55 graduate credits
Master of Science in Architecture — 32 graduate credits
The four-year Bachelor of Environmental Design degree program prepares students for careers in industries that support the built environment. Coursework encourages multidisciplinary and comparative perspectives with opportunities for team-oriented methods of production. Internships at national and international offices encourage students to apply knowledge gained in their courses to real world projects, to learn from practitioners and to incorporate experiential learning into their classwork.
The two-year Master of Architecture program provides graduates with the required educational background to enter the professional practice of architecture and numerous related fields. In the program, students explore a range of professional directions, and faculty encourage students to develop an individual course of study that blends the emphasis areas of architectural design; history, theory, criticism, design computation, and interior architecture. The program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board, fulfilling the educational component of professional licensure as an architect.
The Master of Science in Architecture degree is a nonprofessional degree for students seeking advanced knowledge in preparation for careers in architectural research, university teaching, or specialized practice and consulting. The degree may also serve as a pathway toward a Ph.D. in architecture.
Admission requirements are different for our undergraduate and graduate programs. For more information, please visit our Admissions website. Please keep in mind that our freshmen applicants for the Environmental Design program or any of our programs are not required to submit a portfolio.
Freshmen Applicant Deadlines
August 1 – October 15
August 1 – December 1
- The application deadline for Fall is December 1. All other required documents will be accepted through December 15.
- Spring application dates differ for incoming International Freshman.
If the deadline falls on a weekend, the application will remain open until 11:59 pm (Central Standard Time) on the following Monday. This does not apply to the Early Action Deadline for engineering. Additional required documents will be accepted until 5:00 pm (Central Standard Time) on that Monday.