Master of Architecture 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 preprofessional undergraduate degree in architecture for admission. However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Graduate Architecture Program offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:
M.Arch Track I - 102 credits (non-preprofessional degree, 42 preprofessional credits + 60 graduate credits)
M.Arch Track II - 60 credits (preprofessional degree + 60 graduate credits)
Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2016
The National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB) granted MassArt initial accreditation for the Master of Architecture degree, for a 3-year term effective January 1, 2013.
The reports included below are also available to the public, in full, in MassArt's Morton R. Godine Library.
2013 Initial Accreditation Architecture Program Report (APR)
2013 Initial Accreditation Visiting Team Report (VTR) and Response
2012 Annual Report Narrative
2011 Annual Report Narrative
2010 Annual Report Narrative
2009 Progress Report
Accreditation Conditions and Procedures
Students may review the Conditions for Accreditation 2014 edition paying particular attention to the "Student Performance Criteria", and Procedures for Accreditation 2012 amended edition. Pages are linked below and are located on the National Architectural Accrediting Board website NAAB.org.