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School of Architecture

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The study of architecture develops intellectual, professional, and creative knowledge and skill. Architectural studies allow students to generate physical solutions to complex environmental design problems that often have competing economic, social, and political parameters. The profession of architecture attracts those who have a wide range of interests and skills and wish to make a unique contribution to society.

Vision: Global Connections

The School of Architecture inspires transformative design at the global scale with preeminence in the Asia-Pacific region.

Mission Statement: Building for the 21st Century

The School of Architecture responds to our unique location in the Asia-Pacific region and recognizes the privilege and responsibility to address cultural, environmental, and social diversity. We commit to passionate and engaging community participation through teaching, learning, research, professional practice, and service.

Accreditation Notice

In the U.S., most state 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 U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-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 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.

The School of Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:
DArch preprofessional degree + 90 graduate credits
DArch non-professional degree + 108 credits
Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2012.