NAAB Accreditation

National Architectural Accrediting Board

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 2020 Conditions for Accreditation (PDF)
NAAB 2020 Procedures for Accreditation (PDF)
NAAB 2014 Conditions for Accreditation (PDF)
NAAB 2015 Procedures for Accreditation (PDF)

Note: The next NAAB review will be in 2026

Architecture Program Report, Visiting Team Report, and interim progress reports

2017-18 Architecture Program Report (APR) (PDF)
2018 Visiting Team Report (PDF) and 2018 Decision Letter from the NAAB (PDF)

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 term, an eight-year term with conditions, or a two-year term of continuing accreditation, or a three-year term of initial accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established education standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may require a non-accredited undergraduate degree in architecture for admission. However, the non-accredited degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

Virginia Tech, College of Architecture, Arts, and 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: 2026

Undergraduate Program Requirements

Graduate Program Requirements

Architect Registration Exam (ARE) Pass Rates

Pass rates, ARE 5.0:

Admissions, Advising, and Financial Information

Undergraduate Admissions
Graduate Admissions
Studio Culture Policy
Student Financial Information
College Diversity Initiatives

Career Development
NCARB Architectural Experience Program [AXP, formerly IDP] Guidelines
NAAB Info. for Prospective Architecture Students
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