The college offers four graduate certificates. A graduate certificate is a set of courses that provides in-depth knowledge in the subject a matter. Any graduate student at Texas Tech or professionals outside the University may apply for admission.

The College of Architecture provides a Graduate Certificate in four different specialities:

The certificate programs are administered in four specific ways:

  1. The certificate is earned within the 36/37 hours of core coursework required to complete the Master of Science in Architecture degree offered by the College of Architecture.
  2. Enrolled in any TTU graduate program.
  3. The certificate is earned in conjunction with the completion of the Master of Architecture degrees offered by the College of Architecture.
  4. The certificate can be earned by anyone with an approved undergraduate degree from any college or school at Texas Tech, or from any other university in the world.

MArch students are required to complete the 12/15 core course hours in one of the offered specialities. MArch graduates that wish to pursue the MS degree after receiving the MArch with a certificate can transfer twelve hours from the certificate specialty into the MS program within the same specialization.

Any student enrolled at TTU in any school or college can earn a certificate, as a Bachelor, Master, or PhD degree candidate under the same guidelines above having been accepted into the certificate program offered by the College of Architecture. The certificate is awarded only after completion of a first degree. Students may take graduate courses as an undergraduate if they are within 18 hours of completion of their degree. BSArch students can take up to nine hours of the certificate specialty within the last eighteen hours of undergraduate study. BSArch students can also take these nine hours as undergraduate electives within the last eighteen hours of BS coursework as counted elective courses, and complete an additional six hours of certification core courses after graduation, to receive the certificate.