Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.
Master of Architecture 44 + the pre-professional (Bachelor of Science in Architecture 125)
Master of Architecture 44 / Master of Business Administration dual degree
Master of Architecture 44 / Master of Urban Design dual degree
The next accreditation visit for the accredited sequence is 2012; the last accreditation visit was in 2006. A professional program in architecture at Kent State University has been continuously accredited since 1962.
Licensing of Architects
In general, all states require licenses or certificates for the practice of architecture. Laws governing such licensing vary from state to state. In Ohio, an architect may practice professionally upon satisfactorily completing a professional examination administered by the Ohio State Board of Examiners of Architects.
Since most U.S. state registration boards require any applicant for licensure to have graduated from a NAAB-accredited program, obtaining such a degree is an essential aspect of preparing for the professional practice of architecture. While graduation from a NAAB-accredited program does not assure registration, the accrediting process is intended to verify that each accredited program substantially meets those standards that, as a whole, comprise an appropriate education for an architect.
The follow documents are available in the office of the Dean in 201 Taylor:
- All Annual Reports, including the narrative
- All NAAB respoinses to the Annual Report
- The final decision letter from the NAAB
- The most recent Architecture Program Report
- The final edition of the most recent Visiting Team Report, including attachments and agenda.
- The NCARB handbook for Interns and Architects
- Toward and Evolution Studio Culture
- The Emerging Professional's Companion
- The 2009 NAAB Conditions for Accreditation
- The NAAB Procedures for Accreditation