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Texas A&M University College of Architecture


The Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning (LAUP) at Texas A&M University is seeking strong applicants for our doctoral program in Urban & Regional Sciences. We are accepting applicants in, but not limited to, five emphasis areas: (a) Environmental Hazards, (b) Sustainability, (c) Housing and Community Development, (d) Health and Wellbeing, and (e) Transportation. For the 2020-2021 academic year, we are prioritizing funding for students in the following areas:

Climate Change and Resilience. Faculty in Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center and Institute for Sustainable Communities are seeking students interested in how communities adapt to climate change and environmental hazards. Doctoral students of color also have the opportunity to apply for the William Averette Anderson Fund.

Active Living and Healthy Communities. Faculty in Center for Health Systems & Design are seeking students interested in how the built, natural, and social environments influence human health and well being.

Smart Cities and Urban Transportation. Faculty and researchers in Center for Housing & Urban Development and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute are seeking students interested in smart cities and multi-modal transportation.

Doctoral students are typically funded either through externally-funded grants(from National Science Foundation, National Institutes for Health, etc.) or through departmental assistantships.  University fellowships are also available for exceptional candidates.  Assistantships cover tuition for 9 credit hours and insurance, and include a monthly stipend. Some also cover fees.  LAUP typically provides four years of support if the students are in good standing, which is equivalent to about $76,400* in total. Work assignments include both research and teaching opportunities. Both international and domestic students receiving financial assistance are also eligible for in-state tuition which is among the most affordable in the nation.

More information about our college, department,and programs can be found on our website at  Dr. Chanam Lee, PhD Program Coordinator, can be reached at Questions about application requirements and process can be directed to Ms.
Brandi Blankenship at