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.

The Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture offers a NAAB-accredited BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE (B.ARCH) degree. Next NAAB accreditation: 2018.

ARE pass rates are available at the website of the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB). For most recent CMU SoA ARE pass rates, choose "Pennsylvania" and "Carnegie Mellon University" from the drop-down menus, and choose "2015" from the list of available years.

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