The School of Architecture and Design offers the following professional degree programs in Architecture and Design:
- The BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE (B.Arch) accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
- The MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE (M.Arch), in NAAB Continuing Candidacy
- The BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN INTERIOR DESIGN (B.F.A.), accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).
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NAAB Accreditation: National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
The School of Architecture and Design offers two professional degree programs in architecture:
- The Bachelor of Architecture program is in NAAB Continuing Accreditation status.
- The Master of Architecture program is in NAAB Continuing Candidacy status.
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.
New York Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Design, offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program:
BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE (160 undergraduate credits)
- Next B.Arch accreditation visit - 2025
The NAAB grants candidacy status to new programs that have developed viable plans for achieving initial accreditation. Candidacy status indicates that a program expects to achieve initial accreditation within six years of achieving candidacy, if its plan is properly implemented. In order to meet the education requirement, set forth by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, an applicant for an NCARB Certificate must hold a professional degree in architecture from a program accredited by the NAAB; the degree must have been awarded not more than two years prior to initial accreditation. However, meeting the education requirement for the NCARB Certificate may not be equivalent to meeting the education requirement for registration in a specific jurisdiction. Please contact NCARB for more information.
New York Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Design was granted Continuing Candidacy status for the following professional degree program(s) in architecture:
Master of Architecture, Track I (90 credit hours required)
- Year M.Arch. Track I Continuing Candidacy awarded - 2020
- Next M.Arch Track I visit (Initial Accreditation) -2022
Master of Architecture, Track II (preprofessional degree + 60 credit hours required)
- Year M.Arch Track II Continuing Candidacy awarded: 2020
- Next M.Arch Track II visit (Initial Accreditation) - 2022
M.Arch Tracks I + II - Projected year to achieve Initial Accreditation: 2022
M.Arch Tracks I + II - Earliest graduation date projected to meet NCARB education requirement: 2020
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NAAB Procedures + Procedures
Bachelor of Architecture Program
Master of Architecture Program
- 2017 NAAB - M.Arch – Visiting Team Report (VTR)
- 2018 NAAB - M.Arch – Initial Candidacy Decision Letter
- 2019 NAAB - M.Arch – Accreditation Program Report (APR)
- 2019 NAAB - M.Arch – Visiting Team Report (VTR)
- 2019 NAAB - M.Arch - Response to NAAB Visiting Team Report
- 2020 NAAB - M.Arch - Continuing Candidacy Decision Letter