Architectural History

University of Texas at Austin

24 months
19286 USD/year
19286 USD/year
10426 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Architectural History Program at The University of Texas at Austin offers an innovative and diverse curriculum that seeks to foster a critical understanding of architecture, the built environment, and the landscape. 


With a faculty of seven full-time professors and several affiliated faculty, the program offers both broad coverage and individualized programs tailored to student interests at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Housed within a large and active school of architecture, the program examines the history of building and design with a clear sense of the realities of making architecture and the way buildings change over time. Although we are committed to sound historical research, our work sometimes takes us beyond the traditional boundaries of the discipline of the history of architecture to investigate new perspectives that arise from theoretical methodologies and interdisciplinary approaches.

The M.A. and Ph.D. programs are founded on rigorous training, while offering students flexibility to develop their own ideas and approaches. We encourage students to explore new fields and methodologies, to develop their own distinctive viewpoints. The program has particularly strong emphases in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe (especially France, Central Europe, and Russia) and the United States (Frank Lloyd Wright), in the Italian Renaissance, and the history of landscape architecture.

Programme Structure

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Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An official score for the Graduate Record Examinations General Test (GRE), unless otherwise specified by the graduate program to which the student is applying. International students whose native language is not English must also submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Adequate subject preparation for the proposed major. Evidence of adequate preparation varies by program, but examples include letters of reference, auditions, samples of work, and personal statements
  • A grade point average of at least 3.00 in upper-division (junior- and senior-level) coursework and in any graduate work already completed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9643 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    19286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9643 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    10426 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5213 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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