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NewSchool of Architecture and Design is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission
985 Atlantic Avenue, #100
Alameda, CA, 94501
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-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.
NewSchool of Architecture and Design offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:
- B. Arch. (231 quarter undergraduate credits)
- M. Arch. (pre-professional degree + 90 quarter graduate credits)
- M. Arch. (non-pre-professional degree + 150 quarter credits)
- M. Arch. (license +pre-professional degree + 45 quarter credits)
Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2016.
National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
1735 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006