The College of Architecture and Design is a member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).
As Noted by the NAAB:
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-yearterm 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 University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design Offers the Following NAAB-Accredited Degree Programs:Bachelor of Architecture (160 undergraduate credits)
Master of Architecture Level I (non-pre-professional degree + 97 credits)
Master of Architecture Level II (pre-professional degree + 60 graduate credits)
Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2022
Part II. 4. Public Information
4.1 Statement on NAAB-Accredited Degrees
4.2 Access to NAAB Conditions and Procedures
4.3 Access to Career Development Information
The NCARB Handbook for Interns and Architects
Toward an Evolution of Studio Culture
The Emerging Professional’s Companion
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
American Institute of Architects
American Institute of Architecture Students
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
4.4 Public Access to APRs and VTRs
The APR and VTR from the previous visit are available at the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, located in room 106 of the College of Architecture Building.
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