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), 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.
Combined, Norwich University School of Architecture + Art’s B.S.A.S and M. Arch. form a five-year professional degree (175 credits) accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The program was granted an eight-year term of accreditation, effective Jan. 1, 2017; it is scheduled for its next visit for continuing accreditation in 2025.
Public dissemination of the Architecture Program Report and the Visiting Team Report is a condition of accreditation and can be found here: