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National Architectural Accrediting Board

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 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

a) On the Undergraduate Admissions and Graduate Admissions pages, you can access applications and instructions on how to apply.

b) Prospective students can find admissions requirements on our Undergraduate Admissions Application Requirements page and Graduate Admissions Application Requirements page.

Our admissions decision procedures are comprehensive and transparent. They include policies and processes for evaluating transcripts and portfolios on our How to Apply (Undergraduate) and Application Requirements (Graduate) pages. The links also provide information on remediation and advanced standing for our programs. 

c) The BArch and MArch programs are committed to a thorough and equitable evaluation process of applicants. Both programs document the accreditation criteria they expect students to have met in their education experiences in non-accredited programs.

    The MArch program articulates the evaluation of baccalaureate-degree content in the admissions process. This evaluation begins in the Institute’s Admissions Office. A baccalaureate degree or an internationally equivalent accredited degree is required to apply to graduate programs. All international transcripts must be translated into English by a certified translation service if a translation is not provided by the school. Both the original document and the English-translated version must be submitted with the application. In some cases, Pratt requires a course-by-course credential evaluation of transcripts. This process is outlined on the Pratt Application Requirements page.

    Once baccalaureate-degree content has been verified by the Institute’s Admissions Office, evaluation of MArch applicants’ previous coursework is then evaluated by the Admissions Committee and the Chairperson of the GA/LA/UD Department. The Committee and the Chairperson verify that incoming MArch students fulfill their General Studies requirement with coursework they completed in their undergraduate studies.

    Department-specific requirements for admission into the MArch program are also found on the Graduate Departmental Requirements page.

    d) Requirements and forms for applying for financial aid and scholarships can be found on the How to Apply for Financial Aid (Undergraduate) and Financial Aid Options for Graduate pages.

    e) Explanation of how student diversity goals affect admission procedures: 

    “Admission procedures support the enrollment diversity goals of Pratt Institute by actively considering a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in the review and decision process. This commitment involves holistic reviews, where applicants’ achievements, backgrounds, and potential contributions to a diverse campus community are considered in addition to academic and creative preparedness. Pratt aims to enroll a class it values for their individual strengths, accomplishments, and potential for growth.  We strive to create an inclusive environment by ensuring its students represent a wide range of personal histories, viewpoints, and aspirations”.

    6.6 Student Financial Information 
    Pratt Institute ensures that students have reliable access to current resources and advice for making decisions about financial aid, instilling a sense of security and confidence in their financial planning. On the Finance Your Education page, Undergraduate students will find information about the Cost of Attendance, Applying for Financial Aid, available Financial Aid Options, and Student Financial Services on the Finance Your Education page. 
    For Graduate admissions, the Finance Your Education page provides specific information on the Cost of Attendance, comprehensive scholarship details, various Financial Aid Options, and Financial Counselors to consult with.


    Student Financial Information

    Financial Aid Options – Pratt Institute