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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 pre-professional undergraduate degree in architecture for admission. However, the pre-professional 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)
The Architecture program, due to its accreditation by NAAB, prepares graduates to pursue licensure in Kansas and all US states, excepting any states noted here [NCARB Licensing Requirements Tool].
Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2025
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