National Association of Architectural Accrediting Boards

National Association of Architectural Accrediting Board Accreditation

Admission to the Master of Architecture program leads to a degree that is fully accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and meets the certification requirements of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). As a result of the 2016 Accrediting Team Visit the Department of Architecture's Master of Architecture degrees including Tracks I, II, and III have been accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board until 2024. A copy of their report can be downloaded here. Architecture degree programs at the University have been continuously accredited since 1920.  

From the National Architectural Accrediting Board -
In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional 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 an 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 require a preprofessional undergraduate degree in architecture for admission. However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

The University of Kansas, School of Architecture, Design & Planning, offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs.

M.Arch. (preprofessional degree + 42 graduate credits)
M.Arch. (nonpreprofessional degree + 63 credits)

Next accreditation visit for all programs:  Spring 2024

For more information about NAAB Accreditation please see the links below:

2016 Accreditation Report 

2010 Accreditation Visit

Annual NAAB Reports

Conditions and Procedures for NAAB Accreditation

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