Accreditation

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, 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 require a preprofessional undergraduate degree in architecture for admission. However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

The University of South Florida School of Architecture & Community Design offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:

NAAB Accreditation Visit

NAAB SACD 2017 Architecture Program Report (APR)
NAAB 2015 Procedures for Accreditation
NAAB 2014 Conditions for Accreditation
NAAB Branch Campus Questionnaire
2016 Systems Assessment Management
2015 Systems Assessment Management
NAAB 2014 Conditions Guide
NAAB 2013 USF Interim Progress Report
NAAB 2012 Narrative Report Part II
NAAB 2011 Accreditation Decision Letter
NAAB 2011 Visiting Team Report (VTR)
NAAB SACD 2011 Architecture Program Report (APR)
NAAB 2009 Conditions for Accreditation
NAAB 2016 ARS
NAAB 2015 ARS
NAAB 2014 ARS
NAAB 2013 ARS
NAAB 2012 ARS
NAAB 2011 ARS

SACD 2016 Strategic Plan
SACD Studio Culture Document
SACD Assessment Initiatives
SACD Diversity Initiatives
SACD Student Diversity
SACD Faculty Diversity
SACD ADA Site Review
SACD Report to the College 2014
External Reviewer report 2016 (for the Master's Project final presentations)
External Reviewer report 2013 (for the Master's Project final presentations)

NCARB Information

NCARB is the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards. NCARB administers the Architectural Experience Program (AXP), formerly known as the Intern Development Program, and the Architecture Registration Exam (ARE). For more information on NCARB, visit their website.

View the NCARB Architecture Registration Exam (ARE) Pass Rates by School.