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 degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of 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-yearterm 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 pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitutes an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree. Any University, College of Art and Design, Department of Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:
B. Arch @ SPSU (152 undergraduate credits)
Next accreditation visit for the 5-Year B. Arch Program at SPSU: 2014