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Graduate Programs

The Division of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma is committed to educating students of diverse backgrounds and interests through graduate level studies in architecture. Focused on advancing architecture and society through education, scholarship, and service, the graduate degree programs provide a creative and challenging forum through which students engage environmental and social issues actively shaping the profession of architecture. Our graduates are known for their exceptional design abilities as well as their critical problem solving and leadership skills.  Established on a core foundation of ethics and sustainability, our graduate programs enable and equip students to deal with complex real world issues that go beyond the realm of design.

Located in Norman, Oklahoma and through the branch campus in Tulsa, the architecture program at the University of Oklahoma draws from the region’s rich cultural legacy. The OU College of Architecture is home to five disciplines connected by a focus on the built environment: Architecture, Construction Science, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Regional and City Planning. Our graduate degree programs in architecture offer students opportunities to learn and work in a collaborative and multi-disciplinary environment through coursework, faculty-led research projects, and student-led associations. As the Flagship Research Institution in the State, faculty and students are collectively engaged in the production of new knowledge through research and creative practices.  Graduate students are encouraged to work with faculty from across the college to shape an individually tailored degree program.  This focus on both broad collaboration and specialization is combined with an emphasis on the hands-on pursuit of creating and making, which reflects the OU approach: our students dream big and work hard to produce credible solutions to urgent global and local problems.

Programs Offered

We offer four graduate degree options. For students with bachelor degrees in other fields, a seven-semester program leading to a Master of Architecture degree accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)  is available. A four-semester long NAAB accredited Master of Architecture degree program is open to students holding bachelors degrees in architecture or environmental design. The three-semester research oriented Master of Science in Architecture degree offers an opportunity to develop a specialized research agenda in a range of architectural topics. The Ph.D. in Planning, Design and Construction presents an opportunity to engage in advanced research within a multi-disiplinary college.

How to Apply

All students applying to graduate programs in the College of Architecture must submit their applications through the Graduate College’s online portal.

All applicants must meet a 3.0 minimum grade point average. Furthermore, Physics and Calculus are required for entry into the professional Masters of Architecture degree options. Applicants to the 4 semester degree track program may be admitted to the 7 semester program and required to submit documentation related to coursework completed elsewhere in order to gain advanced standing.    The purpose for this stipulation is to comply with standards established by NAAB, which requires evidence that certain learning objectives/criteria have been met in prior coursework. 

Apply for admission by February 1 in order to be considered for scholarships.

Graduate program applications are due April 1.

Application Checklist

Have questions? Contact the Graduate Liaison.

Marjorie P. Callahan AIA, LEED AP

Marjorie Callahan

Associate Director of Faculty Development, Architecture

Associate Professor, Architecture

Graduate Liaison


Room 268

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