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 term, an eight-year term with conditions, or a two-year term of continuing accreditation, or a three-year term of initial accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established education standards.
Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may require a non-accredited undergraduate degree in architecture for admission. However, the non-accredited degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.
Temple University's Department of Architecture and Environmental Design offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:
- MArch (BSArch pre-professional degree + 60 graduate credits)
- MArch (baccalaureate degree + up to 90 graduate credits)
The next accreditation visit for all programs is 2022.
Current NAAB Conditions and Procedures
NAAB Conditions and Procedures effective at the time of our last visit (2013)
Architecture Program Reports (APRs) and Related Documents
To promote transparency in the process of accreditation in architecture education, the program must make the following documents available to all students, faculty, and the public, via the program’s website:
All Interim Progress Reports and narratives of Program Annual Reports submitted since the last team visit
All NAAB responses to any Plan to Correct and any NAAB responses to the Program Annual Reports since the last team visit
- Not applicable (N/A)
The most recent decision letter from the NAAB
The Architecture Program Report submitted for the last visit
The final edition of the most recent Visiting Team Report, including attachments and addenda
The program’s optional response to the Visiting Team Report
Not applicable (N/A)
Plan to Correct (if applicable)
- Not applicable (N/A)
NCARB ARE pass rates
- The most up to date ARE pass rates for the MArch can be found at NCARB’s ARE 5.0 Pass Rates by School website
Statements and/or policies on learning and teaching culture
Each year, Tyler's Architecture programs survey all undergraduate architecture, facilities management, historic preservation, and graduate architecture students to gauge our success in communicating and implementing our learning culture policies. In these surveys, we collect feedback from students on aspects of the programs that work well and areas where we can continue to improve, adapt, or develop new policies to support students in their education. The faculty and student leaders also host town hall sessions where students provide input on the program and our learning culture. While our student survey is an annual process, we review and update our formal policies biennially.
Statements and/or policies on diversity, equity, and inclusion