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, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-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 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 as an accredited degree.
Auburn University offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program:
The next accreditation visit for this program is: 2011
NAAB Conditions and Procedures
Career Development Information
The NCARB Handbook for Interns and Architects
AIAS Studio Culture
Architecture Program Report for 2011 NAAB Visit for Continuing Accreditation(pdf)
ARE Pass Rates
Annually, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards publishes pass rates for
each section of the Architect Registration Examination by institution. This information is
considered to be useful to parents and prospective students as part of their planning for
2009 Conditions for Accreditation National Architectural Accrediting Board, Inc.