CUA's professional program in architecture is fully accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture. The school received the maximum term of accreditation during its last review in February 2009.
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.
The Catholic University of America, School of Architecture and Planning offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:
- Master of Architecture, Two Year, Professional degree, 60 graduate credits
- Master of Architecture, Three Year, Professional degree, 111 graduate credits
Click here to view the 2015 Architecture Program Report Documents (for NAAB Accreditation Team only)
Copies of the 2015 Architecture Program Report are available for review in the Office of the Dean at The School of Architecture and Planning.