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
Note: The next NAAB review will be in 2026
Architecture Program Report, Visiting Team Report, and interim progress reports
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.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: 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
NCARB Certification Guidelines (PDF)
NCARB Architectural Experience Program [AXP, formerly IDP] Guidelines
The Emerging Professional’s Companion
NAAB Info. for Prospective Architecture Students
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