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College of Architecture, Planning and Design

Accreditation

Master of Architecture

Accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.

Accreditation Statement

A comprehensive five-year plus curriculum leading to a NAAB-accredited Master of Architecture degree

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-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 consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

Kansas State University, College of Architecture Planning and Design, Department of Architecture offers a NAAB-accredited Master of Architecture degree (140 undergraduate credits + 30 graduate credits).

Next accreditation visit: 2017

The 2009 NAAB conditions and Procedures for Professional Degree programs in Architecture.

Master of Interior Architecture & Product Design

Accredited by both the Council of Interior Design Accreditation and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Accreditation Statement

The Master of Interior Architecture & Product Design is a five-year professional graduate degree, and the program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). The program is further accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Depending upon the regulations in each state, this combination of accredited degree coupled with practical experience in the field prepare students to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam as well as other professional examinations (for instance, to become LEED certified) and are eligible for certification or licensure in states currently registering interior architects and designers.

Master of Landscape Architecture

The Master of Landscape Architecture degree is accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board.

Accreditation Statement

The Master of Landscape Architecture degree is accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB).

The LAAB is the accrediting organization for landscape architectural programs. As such, the LAAB develops standards to objectively evaluate landscape architectural programs and judges whether a school’s landscape architectural program is in compliance with the accreditation standards.

The LAAB is comprised of landscape architecture practitioners and academicians, representatives from landscape architecture collateral organizations and public representatives. The collateral organizations are the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) and Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA).

Completion of a landscape architecture degree from an accredited program is the most common requirement for professional licensure. The CLARB website   provides information on specific licensure requirements.

The next LAAB Site Visit will take place Fall 2021.

Master of Regional and Community Planning

The Master of Regional and Community Planning degree is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board. The next PAB Site Visit will take place during the 2014-2015 academic year. See the PAB Public Information document (PDF).

Accreditation Statement

The Master of Regional & Community Planning degree is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB).

The Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) accredits university programs in North America leading to bachelor’s and master’s degrees in planning. PAB standards are developed with input from the public and our sponsoring organizations: the American Planning Association (APA); APA’s American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP); and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP).

Completion of a planning degree from an accredited program is the most common requirement for professional certification. The AICP website provides information on specific certification requirements.

The next PAB Site Visit will take place during the 2021-2022 academic year.

 

Master of Science in Architecture
is not accredited
Master of Community Development

is not an accredited dicipline

Interdisciplinary PH.D.
is not accredited