Architecture & Arch Engineering
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 Oklahoma State University School of Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program: Bachelor of Architecture, 154 undergraduate credit hours.
The next accreditation visit is 2025.
For more information:
2020 Conditions and Procedures for Accreditation2014 Conditions and 2015 Procedures for Accreditation
2017 NAAB Visiting Team Report
2016 Architecture Program Report
We are proud to be accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
ABET accreditation is a significant achievement. We have worked hard to ensure that our program meets the quality standards set by the profession. Because it requires comprehensive, periodic evaluations, ABET accreditation demonstrates our continuing commitment to the quality of our program – both now and in the future.
When you choose an accredited program, you are choosing wisely. Accreditation assures that a program has met quality standards set by the profession. To employers, graduate schools, and licensure, certification, and registration boards, graduation from an accredited program signifies adequate preparation for entry into the profession. In fact, many of these groups require graduation from an accredited program as a minimum qualification. ABET accreditation is an important indicator of your program’s commitment to quality and may be a key to your professional future.
For more information:
OSU Architectural Engineering Program Objectives and Student Outcomes