Accreditation-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degreprogram as a prerequisite for licensure.

The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture.  A programay be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending othe extent of its conformancwith established educational standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education.  However, the pre- professional degree is not, by itself, recognized aan accredited degree.

The Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program:

B. Arch. (486 undergraduate units, equivalent to 162 credit-hours)

Next accreditation visit for this program: 2012