Fairmont State University, Department of Architecture + Graphics, is in candidacy
for accreditation of the following NAAB-accredited degree program:
M. Arch. (preprofessional degree + 42 graduate credits)
Initial Candidacy granted: 2018
Next visit for continuation of candidacy: 2020
Projected year of initial accreditation: 2022
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 US 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 six-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 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.