College of Architecture Receives NAAB Reaccreditation

College of Architecture Receives NAAB Reaccreditation

By Kerry McCulloug...

August 6, 2015

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The College of Architecture is pleased to announce its most recent official reaccreditation from the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The board approved an 8-year term of accreditation for the College of Architecture’s M.Arch program.

I’m delighted to say we received a very favorable NAAB visiting team report,” commented Jeffrey L. Day, Director of the Architecture program. The College’s next NAAB visit is scheduled for 2023.

Day added, “This positive report and reaccreditation is reflective of the admirable performance of our faculty, administration and advisory board and the relevant curriculum we provide our students.”

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. UNL offers the M.Arch.

Master's degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education program. UNL also offers a 3-year M.Arch track for students without a pre-professional undergraduate degree.

Here at UNL, the Bachelor of Science in Design - Architecture is a pre-professional degree and a necessary component of the professional program which culminates with the Master of Architecture degree. The Master of Architecture degree is the first professional degree.