NAAB Accreditation

Statement and documentation

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.

Current NAAB Conditions & Procedures

The Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture offers a Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree program that was granted initial candidacy in 2018. The visit for either initial accreditation or continuation of candidacy is Fall 2019.

NAAB Architecture Program Report (APR) (2018)

NAAB Visiting Team Report (VTR) (2018)

The Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture offers a NAAB-accredited Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree program. Next NAAB accreditation: 2026.

NAAB Architecture Program Report (APR) (2018)

NAAB Visiting Team Report (VTR) (2018)

ARE pass rates are available at the website of the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB). To view the most recent CMU SoA ARE pass rates, visit the ARE 5.0 Pass Rates by School section of the NCARB website. From the drop-down menu under state select "Pennsylvania" and under university name select "Carnegie Mellon University.”

CMU SoA career development information available here.