Three Graduate Studies Committees in the School of Architecture offer ten Stackable Graduate Certificates to provide an opportunity for students to receive a transcriptable credential to convey a more in-depth study in a specialization within our fields. The Stackable Graduate Certificates provide a clear roadmap for courses to take in a particular area.


Architecture: Building Technology
Architecture: Community Equity Design
Architecture: Digital Technology                
Architecture: Environmental Equity Design
Architecture: Latin American Architecture
Architectural History: Political, Social, and Cultural Histories of Architecture
Community and Regional Planning: Introduction to City Planning
Historic Preservation: Cultural Heritage History and Research
Interior Design: Theories of Interiors and Spatial Design
Sustainable Design: Technology and Environment


Historic Preservation: Cultural Heritage Building Materials and Documentation
Urban Design: Housing and Urbanism



Stackable Graduate Certificates are open to any UT Austin degree-seeking graduate student.

  • Stackable Graduate Certificates require three classes (nine credit hours).
  • Students may not use a course to satisfy requirements for more than one Stackable Graduate Certificate.
  • ONLY the exact listed graduate sections of the courses may fulfill the Stackable Graduate Certificate requirements.
    Please do not register for a cross-listing in another discipline or an undergraduate section. It is not possible to count any other section toward a Stackable Graduate Certificate. 
  • Courses must be completed within the Graduate School’s six-year time limit.
  • Students must earn a grade of at least a C to count the course toward a Stackable Graduate Certificate.
  • Students must earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 in courses used to satisfy Stackable Graduate Certificate requirements.
  • Graduate transfer coursework may not fulfill a Stackable Graduate Certificate requirement.
  • All courses must be completed at UT Austin.
  • All courses are offered in formula-funded (Option I) graduate degree programs in a face-to-face format on the UT Austin campus.

For more information, contact the Graduate Program Coordinator.