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 a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term accreditation, depending on the extend of its conformance with the established educational standards.
Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.
Andrews University, School of Architecture 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)