The College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington is a renowned institution dedicated to shaping the future of the built environment and our local communities. We are in one of the region’s largest and most diverse urban areas in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. We offer various undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate degree programs in architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and public affairs. CAPPA is a multidisciplinary college that prioritizes collaboration, and we excel in:

  • Academic Excellence: Offering top-ranked programs in architecture, interior design, urban planning, landscape architecture, planning, and public affairs. CAPPA provides a high-quality education for students, preparing them for successful careers.
  • Cutting-Edge Research: The college is a leader in innovative research, focusing on urban challenges, sustainability, and innovative design. Our faculty and students actively contribute to solving issues locally and globally. 
  • Community Engagement: We value community partnerships, collaborating with local and global communities on projects and initiatives that have a meaningful and positive impact.
  • Collaborative Community: Our vibrant community of students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, strive for a culture of collaboration, and innovation as a multidisciplinary college.


CAPPA engages the creative and scholarly disciplines through its commitment to provide an outstanding research driven education. 


Together our dynamic group of faculty and dedicated staff inspire, motivate, and educate students to pursue excellence in academic scholarship, design practice, creative thinking and critical reflection. CAPPA provides a comprehensive, collaborative, relevant, and forward-thinking learning experience grounded in the rich traditions of the professional disciplines situated in the college. Located in the heart of DFW, CAPPA is a testing ground for the design and development of healthy, inclusive, environmentally and ecologically responsive communities.