The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) is the sole agency authorized to accredit US professional degree programs in architecture. Since most state registration boards in the United States require any applicant for licensure to have graduated from a NAAB-accredited program, obtaining such a degree is an essential aspect of preparing for the professional practice of architecture. While graduation from a NAAB-accredited program does not assure registration, the accrediting process is intended to verify that each accredited program substantially meets standards that, as a whole, comprise an appropriate education for an architect. For more information, visit the NAAB Website. For information on NAAB Procedures, visit the NAAB Procedure Page.
The University of Florida School of Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:
- Master of Architecture (M.Arch) – Track I: Advanced (Pre-Professional degree + 52 semester credit hours)
- Master of Architecture (M.Arch) – Track II: Core/Advanced (Non-Pre-Professional Degree + 100 semester credit hours)
- Master of Architecture (M.Arch) – Track III: Second Professional Degree (Professional degree + 30 semester credit hours)
Licensing, Registration, and Certification in other States
Bachelor of Design (Architecture) B.Des.
The B.Des. Architecture is a professional degree and does not meet the minimum requirement for licensure as an architect in the State of Florida. No determination has been made about the program’s curriculum meeting other state’s educational requirements for licensure or certification as an architect.
Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)
The University of Florida Master of Architecture degree is accredited by the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB). The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredits professional degrees in architecture offered by institutions accredited by a U.S. regional accrediting agency. All 55 U.S. registration boards accept the NAAB-accredited degree for registration; 38 of those boards require it. www.naab.org
Final Decision Letter from the NAAB
ARE Pass Rates can be found by visiting the NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) Pass Rates Page.
National Council of Architectural Review Boards (NCARB)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)
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