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 an eight-year term, an eight-year term with conditions, or a two-year term of continuing accreditation, or a three-year term of initial accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established education standards.
Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may require a non-accredited undergraduate degree in architecture for admission. However, the non-accredited degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.
The next accreditation visit at Washington State University will happen in 2023.
- 2014 Architecture Program Report
- 2014 Visiting Team Report
- 2014 Program Response to Visiting Team Report
- 2014 NAAB Decision Letter
- 2016 Two Year Interim Report
- 2016 NAAB Interim Report Response
- 2019 Five Year Interim Report
- 2019 NAAB Interim Report Response
- 2014 NAAB Annual Report
- 2015 NAAB Annual Report
- 2016 NAAB Annual Report
- 2017 NAAB Annual Report
- 2018 NAAB Annual Report
- 2019 NAAB Annual Report
- 2020 NAAB Annual Report
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