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Texas A&M University College of Architecture

Doctor of Philosophy in Urban and Regional Sciences

Program Overview

The goals of the program include creating a flagship doctoral program, based on a solid core curriculum and providing expertise in area of specialization that applies to planning, design, and/or land development problems of community, regional, national or international habitat systems. In educating professionals for research, education, and scholarship in the fields of planning, landscape architecture, and land development the program provides expertise in the research process and its application to planning, design, and/or land development issues.

The program accepts students interested in studying in one of its five concentration areas: transportation, sustainability, hazards management, health systems planning and policy, and community development and housing.

Urban and Regional Sciences students are participating in four research centers in the college, including the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Centerthe Center for Housing and Urban Development, the Center for Health Systems and Design, and the Historic Resources Imaging Laboratory. These centers continue to unite the students and faculty in active research communities. The next generation of researchers, in their respective fields, is being introduced to researchers throughout the world in related areas.

Links below provide more information about the Ph.D. Program: 


American Planning Association (APA)

American Planning Association Texas Chapter

Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP)

Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA)

Opportunities for Doctoral Funding

Transportation Research Board (TRB)

Urban Affairs Association (UAA)

Urban and Regional Science Students Organization (URSSO)