Prospective Students - Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture

Prospective Students


Welcome to the Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture

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As one of the top public universities in the nation, OU offers a culture of academic excellence and opportunity. Our students’ educational experience is enriched by a diverse community, vibrant programs in student life, a beautiful campus and a flourishing metropolitan area. Join us at the OU Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture for access to amazing Maker Spaces, enriching travel study experiences and ongoing community engagement opportunities. Read on to learn more about our programs!


Each of our degree programs is committed to developing new knowledge and educating high-performing industry professionals to create flourishing communities. To read hundreds of success stories about our students, faculty, staff and alumni, visit the Gibbs ChannelClick on an image below to read more about the program!


–   Bachelor of Architecture (STEM OPT)
–   B.S. in Architectural Studies
–   Master of Architecture (STEM OPT)


Construction Science
–   Bachelor of Construction Science
–   Master of Construction Management (STEM OPT)


Environmental Design
–   B.S. in Environmental Design (STEM OPT)


–   Bachelor of Interior Design
–   Master of Interior Design (STEM OPT)


–   Master of Landscape Architectural Studies (STEM OPT)


–   Master of Regional + City Planning (STEM OPT)

Program Highlights


Globally Minded

Our students are constantly engaged in global service learning, mostly recently in Zambia, Uganda, and Italy.

Business Savvy

Since 2010, OU teams have placed six times among the best in the Urban Land Institute’s Hines Competition.

Competitive Graduates

Our grads are selected for post-graduate studies by Harvard, Penn, Columbia, and Michigan.

Nationally Recognized

Recently ranked 4th nationally among “Most Hired From” programs by Design Intelligence. Learn more

Critically Engaged

Our students regularly participate in the U.S. State Department’s Diplomacy Lab program.

Construction Science

Competitive Graduates

Construction Science grads have an average starting salary of $62,000.

Nationally Recognized

Our students regularly place in national competitions, including the DBIA and TEXO student competitions.

Culture of Collaboration

Construction Science students regularly collaborate with design students in team-based projects.

Invested in Success

We awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to our students in 2020.

Close-Knit Community

The construction student Association (CSA) is the center of CNS student life and offers frequent networking events and activities with alumni and industry professionals.

Environmental Design

Learn by Doing

Our students learn through service in the field by working with real clients in small towns, urban districts, and suburban neighborhoods.

Engage with Communities

Our class projects tackle community issues alongside the Institute for Quality Communities, including designing recreational areas and downtown streets, preserving historic buildings, and more.

Competitive Graduates

Our grads work for consulting and design firms, government agencies, community planning, and nonprofits. Many go on to post-graduate studies in architecture, landscape architecture, construction science, or interior design.

Multidisciplinary Experience

Our curriculum includes courses and faculty from the College of Architecture’s diverse disciplines and the Institute for Quality Communities.

Make a Difference

Our work addresses how people interact with public spaces, buildings, neighborhoods, and historic downtowns.

Interior Design

Competitive Graduates

Our graduates have gone on to graduate school at the New York School of Interior Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, University of Oregon, and University of Pennsylvania.

Exciting Careers

Recent Interior Design graduates have been employed by Gensler, Corgan, HKS, Looney & Associates, Wilson Associates, REES Associates and CallisonRTKL.

Tech Savvy

Talented professors incorporate their research into the classroom, where new technology, such as virtual reality, informs design solutions.

Hands on Experience

Our students explore their designs through the making process in our state-of-the-art Creating_Making Lab.

Nationally Recognized

Recently ranked 7th among “Most Hired From” programs by Design Intelligence. Learn more

Landscape Architecture

100% Success

Year after year, we regularly achieve a 100% post-graduation job placement rate.

Exciting Careers

Year after year, we regularly achieve a 100% post-graduation job placement rate.

Business Savvy

Since 2010, OU teams have placed six times among the best in the Urban Land Institute’s Hines Competition.

Premier Collaborators

Our students collaborate with Architecture, Regional and City Planning, and Environmental Design students to engage in communities through service-learning projects.

Nationally Recognized

Recently ranked 7th nationally among “Most Hired From” programs by Design Intelligence. Learn more

Regional + City Planning

Globally Minded

Through our award-winning research, we influence the future of sustainable, resilient communities.

Competitive Graduates

RCPL students engage firsthand in complex planning challenges through travel study experiences.

Shaping the Future

Our coursework prepares students to be leaders in planning topics that shape our future, including water issues, food security, and hazard and disaster concerns.

Critically Engaged

RCPL students recently traveled to Uganda to help women who were abducted during that country’s civil war to tell their own stories about how they experience their communities.

Real-World Focus

Our students assist towns like Goldsby, Oklahoma, in developing their visions for the next 20 years.

Urban Design

Study in Tulsa

Located at OU-Tulsa, we are the only program in Oklahoma dedicated to the study of cities.

Creating Communities

Give back to communities and citizens through service-learning projects that are implemented in real-life, real-time.

Meaningful Work

Flexible scheduling allows non-traditional students to work full time while completing their studies.

Entrepreneurial Focus

Complete a certificate in Design Entrepreneurship and Real Estate while simultaneously pursuing the Master of Urban Design degree.

Building Leaders

Our graduates assume positions of leadership in design consulting, urban design practice, community planning, placemaking, real estate development,
non-profit organizations and more.


Undergraduate Recruiter

Erin Nance

Graduate Program Contacts

Landscape Architecture

Sarah Little

Regional + City Planning

John Harris

Urban Design

Shawn Schaefer | Schusterman Center, Tulsa Campus