Rensselaer School of Architecture’s Bachelor of Architecture (5-year) program and Master of Architecture 3 1/2 year program) are accredited by the NAAB. The National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) accredits the Rensselaer School of Architecture’s Bachelor of Architecture program and its Master of Architecture program. The following statement is included in the catalog, pursuant to the requirement of the NAAB:
In the United States, most state 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 U.S. 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 preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, School of Architecture offers the following NAAB accredited degree programs:
- B.Arch (171 undergraduate credits)
- M.Arch (pre-professional Degree + 112 credits) [*Note: The changes specific to this degree curriculum are pending New York State Approval, provided all admitted students are qualified and receive 12 credits of advanced standing.]
- Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2016
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