National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
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. The School of Public Architecture at Kean University offers the following NAAB- accredited degree program:
Master of Architecture: prerequisite + 48 credit hours
The year of the next accreditation visit for the Master of Architecture Program is 2024.
In order to promote transparency in the process of accreditation in architecture education, the following documents are available to the public as they are prepared as part of the candidacy process in the Dean’s Office, located on the 2nd floor of the Hutchinson Hall Building.
NAAB responses to the Annual Reports
Final decision letter from the NAAB
Architecture Program Report (2023)
Visiting Team Report (2021)
2023 NAAB Continuation of Accreditation Visit
NAAB Annual Statistical Report and Interim Progress Report submission for 2021 and 2022
NAAB 2021 Kean University Visiting Team Report (Initial Accrediation)
NAAB May 2022 Decision Letter on Initial Accreditation
2020 NAAB Conditions for Accreditation
2020 NAAB Procedures for Accreditation