Architecture & Arch Engineering
Cost & Scholarship Information
Architecture Cost of Education
The Bachelor of Architecture program is a five year degree program. In addition to the general cost information included in the “Paying for College at OSU” link below, there are some additional costs involved with being a student in the School of Architecture including:
- All students entering the professional programs in the School of Architecture are required to purchase a laptop computer and software per school specifications. The cost can vary but could be as much as $3000 for hardware and software.
- Starting for freshman admitted on the fall 2016 curriculum, all Bachelor of Architecture majors will be required to undertake a significant long-term international study abroad experience. This experience takes place in the professional program part of the curriculum. The SOA will offer Summer International Study experiences which will fulfill also aspects of this requirements, or students could chose to do a semester-long experience at a number of international universities. The cost of this experience will vary but at a minimum will be approximately $5000. There will be significant scholarship support to help many students will this requirement.
- In addition to the OSU tuition and fees paid by all OSU students, there are some additional fees for CEAT and SOA students including fees supporting technology, and a fee supporting the Architecture Lecture Series.
- Many of the design studio courses which occur eight of the required ten semesters of the curriculum will require projects which might include models. Students will be responsible for all aspects of these costs.
OSU, CEAT, and SOA Scholarships
Oklahoma State University has made a significant commitment to attracting the most capable students possible and providing them with financial incentives to enroll and graduate. Following the University’s commitment, CEAT and the SOA have followed suit with significant success in growing endowments focused on funding for scholarships and enrichment activities for SOA students and faculty. The SOA has benefited greatly from this increase in financial aid to promote academic excellence.
Endowments support approximately $100,000/year of student scholarships for School of Architecture students. Annual gifts provide another $20,000 plus in additional scholarships, project support, and competition prizes. The majority of the scholarships are awarded to continuing students and most are targeted to students who have been admitted to the Professional Program (third, fourth, and fifth years of the curriculum.
OSU and CEAT provide additional scholarships for incoming freshman.
Students wishing to transfer credits from another university undergoes a rigorous process to determine transfer credit. First, the Registrar, and then the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology Student Services review all general education courses and determine if that course meets OSU requirements. For any Professional Studies course, including courses that might meet NAAB Student Performance Criteria, the School of Architecture academic advisor requires the student to demonstrate that these criteria have been met through the submittal of course work and materials. A portfolio is required to consider any transfer of design studio hour credit. The advisor consults with faculty members responsible for teaching the NAAB Student Performance Criteria material and a determination is made regarding each case individually.