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Architecture Accreditation

Overview

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)—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. At Washington State University, the accredited degree program is the Master of Architecture.

Student Learning Outcomes

Architecture Student Learning Outcomes