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The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Statement :
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-pre-professional degree + 72 undergraduate credits + 31 graduate credits) 

Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2025

NAAB Accreditation Conditions + Procedures

2014 NAAB Conditions for Accreditation

2015 Procedures for Accreditation 

Career Development

K-State Career Center

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (www.NCARB.org)

American Institute of Architects (www.aia.org)

American Institute of Architecture Students (www.aias.org)

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (www.acsa-arch.org)

Public Access Materials

2017 NAAB Decision Letter

2017 Architecture Program Report 

2017 NAAB Visiting Team Report 

Learning Culture + Social Equity

Tuition and Fees Information

NAAB Annual Statistical Report 2018

NAAB Annual Statistical Report 2017

NAAB Annual Statistical Report 2016

NAAB Annual Statistical Report 2015

NAAB Annual Statistical Report 2014

NAAB Annual Statistical Report 2013

NAAB Annual Statistical Report 2012

NAAB Annual Statistical Report 2011

NAAB Annual Statistical Report 2010

NAAB Annual Statistical Report 2009

NAAB Annual Statistical Report 2008 

Architect Registration Examination Pass Rates 

ARE 5.0 Pass Rates

ARE 4.0 Pass Rates



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