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NAAB Accreditation

The B.Arch. and M.Arch. (M.Arch.2 & M.Arch.3) programs at Virginia Tech are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).

NAAB Conditions and Procedures

NAAB 2014 Conditions for Accreditation (PDF)
NAAB 2009 Conditions for Accreditation (PDF)
NAAB 2015 Procedures for Accreditation (PDF)

Career Development

StudyArchitecture.com
NCARB Certification Guidelines (PDF)
NCARB Architectural Experience Program [AXP, formerly IDP] Guidelines
The Emerging Professional’s Companion
NAAB Info. for Prospective Architecture Students
NCARB.org
AIA.org
AIAS.org
ACSA-arch.org
More career discovery resources ›

Architecture Program Report, Interim Progress Report, and Visiting Team Report

2014 Interim Progress Report (PDF)
2012 Visiting Team Report (PDF) and Decision Letter from the NAAB (PDF)
2011-12 Architecture Program Report (APR) (PDF)

Architect Registration Exam (ARE) Pass Rates

Pass rates, ARE 5.0: https://www.ncarb.org/pass-are/are5/pass-rates/are5-pass-rates-school
Pass rates, ARE 4.0: https://www.ncarb.org/pass-are/are4/pass-rates/are4-pass-rates-school

Admissions, Advising, and Financial Information

Undergraduate Admissions
Graduate Admissions
Advising
Scholarships and Financial Aid

Accredited Degrees

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.

Virginia Tech, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, School of Architecture + Design offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:

  • B.Arch. (160 undergraduate credits)
  • M.Arch.
    M.Arch.2 (pre-professional degree + 54 graduate credits)
    M.Arch.3 (non-pre-professional degree + 84 credits)

Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2018

Undergraduate Program Requirements

Graduate Program Requirements