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National Architectural Accrediting Board

National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
1101 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 410
Washington, D.C. 20036

Statement on NAAB Accredited Degrees 

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. 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. Pratt Institute School of Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Architecture – B. Arch (170 credits)
  • Master of Architecture – M. Arch (84 credits, First Professional)

Next accreditation visit 2025

NAAB Conditions and Procedures

Conditons for Accreditation, 2020 Edition

Conditions for Accreditation 2014 (in effect at the time of the last visit)

Procedures for Accreditation, 2020 Edition

Procedures for Accreditation, 2015 (in effect at the time of the last visit)

Career Development

Center for Career and Professional Development – Pratt Institute 

All interim progress reports and narratives of program Annual Reports submitted since the last team visit:

NAAB Annual Report 2022

NAAB Annual Report 2021

NAAB Annual Report 2020

NAAB Annual Report 2019

NAAB Annual Report 2018

NAAB Annual Report 2017

NAAB Annual Report 2016

NAAB Annual Report 2015

All NAAB responses to any Plan to Correct and any NAAB responses to the program Annual Reports since the last team visit:

Five-Year Report 2021

Two-Year Report 2018

The most recent decision letter from the NAAB:

2016 Accreditation Letter

The Architecture Program Report (APR) submitted for the last visit:  

Architecture Program Report for 2016 Visit for Continuing Accreditation

The final edition of the most recent Visiting Team Report, including attachments and addenda:

NAAB 2016 Visiting Team Report

NCARB ARE pass rates:

ARE Pass Rate 

Statements and/or policies on learning and teaching culture:

Studio Culture Policy – School of Architecture 

Statements and/or policies on diversity, equity, and inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Pratt Institute 

Admissions and Advising

Undergraduate Admissions – Pratt Institute 

How to Apply (Graduate) – Pratt Institute 

Undergraduate Advising – Pratt Institute

Student Financial Information

Financial Aid Options – Pratt Institute