CAPPA offers the Master of Architecture and the Master of Landscape Architecture as first professional degrees in the respective programs. The former is accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board and the latter by the Landscape Architecture Accrediting Board. The M.Arch. and the M.L.A. taken as second, or post-professional, degrees do not carry professional accreditation.
The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design program at The University of Texas at Arlington focuses on the commercial, institutional and large-project scale activities of the profession, a very appropriate focus in the context of architecture.
The program leads to the full professional degree in Interior Design and is fully accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
The Master of City and Regional Planning is officially recognized and accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board that accredits North American planning programs on the basis of a strict and extensive set of criteria rooted in planning knowledge, skills and values. Students enrolled in accredited programs are eligible for certain national scholarships, and graduates of accredited programs may qualify for certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners after fewer years of experience than graduates of non-accredited programs.
The Master of Public Administration degree is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, which requires public administration programs to meet strict standards for faculty qualifications, curriculum content, admissions and program requirements, student composition and services, budget, and facilities. Accreditation enhances the program’s national reputation, opens doors and provides opportunities for students applying for Texas-based scholarships and nationwide positions.