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NATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL ACCREDITING BOARD (NAAB)

The Master of Architecture program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and as per https://www.naab.org thereby does meet the academic requirements for licensure in all 50 states.

Please note: states may have additional requirements to sit for the Architecture Registration Exam (ARE).

Date of Last Revision: June 2020

In the United States, most 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 professional degree programs in architecture offered by institutions with U.S. regional accreditation, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a eight-year, three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a preprofessional undergraduate degree in architecture for admission. However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation and Planning offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program: - M. Arch (non-preprofessional degree + 108 credits)

Next accreditation visit: 2021

The following NAAB documents are available publicly on the NAAB Public Information page.

  • 2009 NAAB Conditions for Accreditation and 2012 Procedures
  • Visiting Team Report (2013)
  • Confirmation Letter from NAAB (2013)
  • Annual Reports
  • Architecture Program Report (2012 - 2013)