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Statement on NAAB 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, 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 pre-professional undergraduate degree in architecture for admission. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.
The University of Texas at Arlington, School of Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:
- Path A (non pre-professional degree + 104 credit hours required)
- Path B (pre-professional degree + 57 credit hours required)
Year of next NAAB accreditation visit for all programs: 2016
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Program of Architecture: Architect Licensing Advisor, Professor Heath MacDonald
Professor Heath MacDonald, the Architect Licensing Advisor (formerly the IDP Coordinators Program), serves the UTA Architecture Program to facilitate the flow of information to architecture students, licensure candidates, and architects about licensure and reciprocity.
For many licensure candidates, licensing advisors provide the first glimpse into the licensure process, providing tips and guidance along the way. Similar to a supervisor or mentor, you can look to your advisor for first-hand knowledge about earning AXP hours, passing the ARE, NCARB certification, and meeting your jurisdiction’s licensure requirements.
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