From TTU College of Architecture
Those seeking a full professional degree in architecture can begin their studies in El Paso and finish in Lubbock with a Masters of Architecture Degree.
The B.S. Architecture is the pre-professional degree that gives students knowledge and career opportunities in architecture, the building industry, and related fields.
Every summer fourth year students from the college go abroad for five to eight weeks to sites in Europe and the Americas to complete ARCH 4601 - "Building Urbanism".
The Master of Architecture is a professional degree and is accredited by National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The program consists of 131 credit hours of undergraduate courses and 42 hours of graduate courses.
The Master of Science in Architecture degree is a research-based academic degree for students interested in advanced architectural studies. This degree does not prepare students to receive an architecture licensure. It is for students with an accredited professional B.Arch., M. Arch., or an approved bachelor’s degree (such as BS in architecture). Students who have non-architecture degrees and wish to enter the program may be required to complete leveling work that will not accrue graduate credit toward their degree.
The Master of Science in Architecture Studies is a non-professional, academic degree program that offers the opportunity for advanced research by building on the faculty expertise available within the College of Architecture. Students enrolled in this program works with a committee and undertakes a ‘custom designed’ study plan. Typically each student will work closely with one faculty member whose expertise matches their interests.
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The M.S. H.P. is the post-professional degree that provides an education to students who desire career opportunities in historic preservation, cultural heritage resource management, and heritage tourism. Graduate students with Bachelor degrees in other fields of study such as English and History, are encouraged to apply.
The College of Architecture’s Master of Science with specialization in Digital Design and Fabrication (DDF) is dedicated to advance design knowledge and pursue innovation in the process of making architecture. The program is positioned at the intersection of architecture, engineering and computation with a profound sustainable and interdisciplinary direction. The program develops applied research approaches that concern emerging material issues in a "digital-craft" based professional practice.
The primary purpose for offering graduate certificates is to meet the specialized education needs of professionals. A certificate of specialization can be obtained by taking the 15 hours of core courses approved for that specialization. Upon completion of the certificate course work, students will receive a “certificate of specialization” and notification on their transcript of program completion.
The College of Architecture's Master of Science in Architecture with a certificate of specialization in Historic Preservation (HP) is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the documentation and preservation of historic architecture.
The College of Architecture's Master of Science in Architecture offers a 15 hrs certificate in Digital Design and Fabrication (DDF) where you explore with an interdisciplinary attitude the integration between computational design and material-driven processes. By advancing building technology the program acts as a catalyst for innovation.
The Health Facilities Design Certificate will offer specialty courses to graduate students and design professionals in health care design with special emphasis on evidence-based design. Successful completion of the certificate will position graduates to be employed in the health facilities design sector of architecture industry and play a leading role in evidence-based design.
Students with an interest in urbanism, community design, community development, planning, community outreach or related areas may find this program suitable to their specialized needs. Any student enrolled at TTU in any graduate program is eligible for acceptance into the certificate program with approval of the director of this program.The certificate is awarded only after completion of a first degree.
The dual degrees with the Master of Architecture are very specific programs and it is necessary for students to make a decision regarding entry into one of these programs as early as possible.
The interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree program in Land-Use Planning, Management, and Design accepts students from diverse educational backgrounds. Students with interests in architecture, community planning and design, historic preservation, environmental/natural-resource planning and management, public-policy administration, and many other aspects of land use may find the program suitable to their needs.
Land Arts of the American West is a semester long interdisciplinary field program expanding the definition of land art through direct experience with the full range of human interventions in the landscape, from the inscriptions of pictographs and petrogylphs to the construction of roads, dwellings, and monuments, as well as traces of those actions. Land Arts investigates the intersection of geomorphology and human construction beginning with the land and extending through the complex social and ecological processes that produce contemporary landscapes.
List of approved courses that will satisfy the diversity elective requirement for the Bachelor of Science in Architecture.
Summer Architecture Academy for High School Juniors and Seniors
A seven month professional experience under the direct tutelage of a mentor who is a licensed architect.