HBCUs with Architecture and Design-Related Programs

Last Updated on May 31, 2023

Prairie View A&M students review their project with professor in an Architecture Design Studio class.
Prairie View A&M students review their project with professor in an Architecture Design Studio class.

Interested in design? Love the idea of seeing your visions come to life? If so, you may be well-suited to a career in architecture, urban planning, or another design-related field. Here, you'll find information on HBCUs which currently offer either architecture or design-related degrees.

Alabama A&M University

Located in Huntsville, AAMU offers both BS and Masters degrees in Urban and Community Planning. These courses are designed to prepare students who wish to change their world through more effective city and town design. Read all about their courses here.

Florida A&M University

Located in Tallahassee, FAMU offers both professional and non-professional degrees in architecture. To learn more about the differences and which may suit you best, visit their website.

Hampton University

The Hampton, Virginia campus of HU offers one of the oldest architecture programs in the history of HBCUs, having been bestowing this degree for over 50 years. Read all about their available degrees and courses here.

Howard University

Located in Washington, DC, Howard offers professional architecture degrees. Further information can be found here.

Jackson State University

On its Jackson, Mississippi campus, JSU offers three separate degrees in the field of urban studies, urban planning and regional planning. Students can obtain a Bachelors, Masters or Doctor of Philosophy in the design-related field of their choice. Start by visiting their website.

Morgan State University

Baltimore, Maryland is the home of Morgan State, where prospective students can earn a Masters degree in Architecture or City and Regional Planning. Both degrees are earned through the Morgan State School of Architecture and Planning.

North Carolina A&T University

Located in Greensboro, NCAT offers a BS degree in Landscape Architecture. This less-common but highly in-demand field is ideal for architecturally-talented nature lovers. Landscape Architects can work extremely locally, designing parks, or globally, designing world destinations like Olympic sites. Additional information can be found here.

Prairie View A&M University

On its Prairie View, Texas campus, PVAMU offers two Architecture degrees; a Bachelors or Masters. Civic-minded students may obtain a Masters of Community Development. Read more about their both degrees here, and their School of Architecture here.

Texas Southern University

Located in Houston, TSU offers both Masters and Doctoral degrees in Urban Planning and Environmental Policy. Read about these degrees and find links to more specifics here.

Tuskegee University

At their historic Tuskegee, Alabama campus, TU offers two design-related courses. A traditional BS degree in Architecture (five years) is an option, as is a four-year BS in Construction Science and Management. Get all the details here.

University of the District of Columbia

Students in our nation's capital have two options when it comes to Architecture degrees: a Bachelors and a Masters. Find all the details on both – and how UDC focuses on urban architecture – by visiting their website.

Do you know of a Historically Black College or University with an architecture or design-related program that is not on this list? Send us a comment. We'd love to hear from you.

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