Texas Tech University

Master of Architecture

The Master of Architecture, our professional degree, is our primary graduate program at Texas Tech and begins in the fall semester only. This degree is for individuals who wish to gain licensure in architecture and have an approved bachelor's degree in architecture.

Upon completion of this degree and the requisite internship, you will be eligible to sit for the ARE licensing exam required to be an architect. During this program students are encouraged to spend their summers interning.

About this Degree

This 2-year program is comprised of 60 hours of graduate coursework. Students will learn the foundational principles and history of architecture; explore relationships between form, space, and inhabitation; fabrication techniques and tools; and issues in architecture.

Catalog Description

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a B.S. Arch degree and will be required to submit a portfolio, letters of recommendation, and a statement of intent*.

Students who graduate from the HCOA's B.S. Arch program with a 3.0 GPA or greater will have the letters of recommendation and statement of intent requirements waived. Students are still required to submit a portfolio and official transcripts for evaluation.

Students applying to the HCOA's M.Arch graduate programs who have an undergraduate degree other than a B.S. Arch will be required to submit their transcripts for review and may be required to complete leveling courses.

*Graduate school requires other items/information for application. There are further requirements for international students.

Apply for the Fall Semester

The graduate application process is now completed entirely online at TTU Graduate Admissions. Please visit the Graduate School Prospective Students page for more information on applying.

For all questions regarding HCOA graduate admissions, including transfers, reach out to architecture.student.services@ttu.edu.


The HCOA adheres to Texas Tech University's deadlines for applications.