The master of architecture program from Golisano Institute for Sustainability at RIT is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).

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), 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 Rochester Institute of Technology Golisano Institute for Sustainability offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program:

  • Master of Architecture (non-accredited undergraduate degree + 105 graduate credits)
  • Master of Architecture (non-accredited undergraduate degree in architecture + 78 graduate credits)

Learn more about the accreditation of RIT’s Master of Architecture degree program.