The National Architectural Accrediting Board
In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted an 8-year, 4-year, or 2-year term accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with the established educational standards.
Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may require a preprofessional undergraduate degree in architecture for admission. However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.
Andrews University, School of Architecture & Interior Design offers the Following NAAB-accredited degree programs:
- M. Arch. (pre-professional degree + 30 graduate credits)
- M. Arch. (non-pre-professional degree + 102 credits)
Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2018
(The National Architectural Accrediting Board, Inc., 2014 Conditions for Accreditation)
NAAB Conditions and Procedures
Architecture Program Report, Annual Reports, and Visiting Team Report
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