The OU Online M.S. in Sustainable Architecture (MSSA) is a 100% online, 30-credit program that can be completed in 15 months. The program is led by world-class OU faculty and emphasizes the new methods and analytical tools architects use to make better design decisions. Graduates are prepared to meet the growing demand for modern expertise in design and construction.
Take the next step in your career with a degree from the University of Oklahoma. Applications are reviewed year-round for fall, spring, and summer sessions. Choose your program, choose your start, and apply today.
Building modeling and analysis capabilities have evolved dramatically in the last decade. Gain expertise in the new methods and tools of practice associated with sustainable, evidence-based design and make better decisions for clients.
Learn from industry leaders, apply learned skills in cutting-edge approaches to building performance analysis, and learn to discern between superficial and deep-green building design. Networking opportunities will be available.
Learn in a flexible, affordable online program designed for working professionals. Classes are asynchronous with optional synchronous sessions available via Zoom. Engage in discussions with professors and fellow students while you gain skills necessary for modern design.
Like every OU Online program, the M.S. in Sustainable Architecture is built on the foundation of world-class University of Oklahoma faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success.
Earning an M.S. in Sustainable Architecture from OU Online gives you the skills to succeed in a growing and evolving field. It also gives you access to career support and an expanded professional network as part of the global OU alumni community. Stand out where the industry is moving while enjoying the potential for higher pay, career advancement, and new opportunities.
Tuition and fees for the program are $29,550 ($985 per credit hour). Books and additional materials are not included.
Once accepted into the program, students must submit a $350 nonrefundable deposit within two weeks. Deposits are applied toward tuition expenses and secure a student’s place in the upcoming class. There is no application fee for this degree.
OU Online’s M.S. in Sustainable Architecture (MSSA) program is structured to provide students with an understanding of evidence-based, cutting-edge approaches to building performance analysis. The program emphasizes the use of analytical tools to help architects make better design decisions and communicate that rationale to their clients.
Using case studies, industry leader lectures, and value-added live sessions, students will learn what materials, practices, and processes are used to create sustainable environments.
Students can start in the spring, summer, or fall, joining asynchronous and optional synchronous sessions led by world-class OU faculty. All courses in the program are core courses.
Human Centric Design: Equity and Comfort
Foundations of Building Physics and Analysis
Introduction to Building Performance Analysis
Introduction to Research Methods for Analysis
Sustainable Design and BIM Workflows
Sustainable Urban Design
LEED GA Exam
WELL AP Exam (pattern on ARCH 5872)
LCCA and the Circular Economy
Building Operations Management
Sustainable Design Case Studies
Sustainable Design Literature Reviews
Case Study Research
Case Study Development and Presentation
The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before classes start. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks of submitting a completed application.
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If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page.
Graduate tuition waivers cannot be applied to OU Online programs. OU Online programs qualify for the OU Faculty/Staff Tuition Waiver & Fee Exemption, and we encourage you to check your eligibility.
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Every OU Online program is built on the foundation of world-class faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success.
When you graduate from an OU Online program, you’ll join the network of 250,000 OU alumni and be forever part of the OU family. Become part of the tradition of excellence that OU has established in its 130-year history.