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NAAB Accreditation

The following statement is required by NAAB [National Architectural Accrediting Board] to be included in all catalogs and promotional materials for an accredited program.


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: 2022

National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Public Documents

NAAB Report 2014

NAAB Report 2008

Enrollment Data
7 Year Graduation Rate
Architecture Admitted and Enrolled Students Data

NAAB Responses
2008 NAAB Response
2009 NAAB Response
2010 NAAB Response
2011 NAAB Response

NAAB Statistical Reports
2008--SR | NAAB
2009--SR | NAAB
2010--SR | NAAB
2011--SR | NAAB
2012--SR | NAAB

The 2009 NAAB Conditions for Accreditation

The NAAB Procedures for Accreditation

The NCARB Handbook for Interns and Architects

Toward an Evolution of Studio Culture

The Emerging Professional’s Companion

NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards)

AIA (American Institute of Architects)

American Institute of Architecture Students

Association of Collegiate School of Architecture

NAAB Responses to the 2008 Architectural Program Report

NAAB Final Decision Letter - Accreditation 2008 through 2014

Architect Registration Exam Pass Rates - SPSU

Architect Registration Exam Pass Rates - Pass Rates by School

Spring 2014 NAAB Visit for Continuing Accreditation - SPSU Architecture Program

National Architectural Accrediting Board (logo and link)