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Department of Architecture

Professional Degree Program (Master of Architecture)

The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
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, 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.

Kansas State University, College of Architecture, Planning & Design, Department of Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:

M. Arch. (139 undergraduate credits + 31 graduate credits)

M. Arch. (non-preprofessional degree + 72 undergraduate credits + 31 graduate credits) 

Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2025


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Architect Registration Examination Pass Rates 
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NAAB Annual Statistical Reports

NAAB Annual Statistical Report 2008

NAAB Annual Statistical Report 2009

NAAB Annual Statistical Report 2010

NAAB Annual Statistical Report 2011

NAAB Annual Statistical Report 2012

NAAB Annual Statistical Report 2013

NAAB Annual Statistical Report 2014

NAAB Annual Statistical Report 2015

NAAB Annual Statistical Report 2016

NAAB Annual Statistical Report 2017


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