B.Arch Program Receives Maximum 8-Year NAAB Re-Accreditation, M.Arch Program Granted Initial Candidacy

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The Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture’s NAAB-accredited Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree program received the maximum allowable 8-year re-accreditation from the National Architectural Accrediting Board this fall. The next NAAB accreditation for the B.Arch program will occur in 2026.

The Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree program, re-introduced to the School of Architecture in 2017, was granted initial candidacy in 2018. The next visit for either initial accreditation or continuation of candidacy is scheduled for 2020.

For more information, visit the NAAB Accreditation section of the SoA website.

About NAAB Accreditation
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.