In the United States, most registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architecture 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, 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 pre-professional undergraduate degree in architecture for admission. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

Syracuse University School of Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited programs:

  • BArch, 162 credits
  • MArch, 110 credits

Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2024

Disclosure of Professional Licensure or Certification Information for Each Educational Program Covered by U.S. Department of Education Regulations

The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions to identify the states for which the institution has made a determination of whether a program’s curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in the states where students are located and provide notification of the outcome of these determinations. This requirement applies to educational programs that are designed to meet educational requirements for a specific professional licensure or certification that is required by a state for employment in an occupation. The U.S. Department of Education does not require an institution to make an independent determination about whether a program it offers meets the licensure or certification requirements in a particular state.

Syracuse University has conducted an independent determination of the requirements for some states as noted below as of July 1, 2020. However, state requirements are subject to change and to interpretation by state regulators. In addition, state licensure boards and agencies may require applicants to meet additional requirements beyond completion of an educational program in order to obtain professional licensure or certification including, for example, passing licensure examinations, successfully completing background checks, and complying with other application and eligibility requirements. Students should contact the state licensure board or agency in the state in which they intend to work in order to learn more about the requirements for professional licensure and certification in the state before beginning a program at the University.

Bachelor of Architecture Program (BArch)

The University has determined that the program’s curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification that is required for employment as a licensed architect.

Alabama  Indiana  Nebraska  Rhode Island
Alaska  Iowa  Nevada  South Carolina
Arizona  Kansas  New Hampshire  South Dakota
Arkansas  Kentucky  New Jersey  Tennessee
California  Louisiana  New Mexico  Texas
Colorado  Maine  New York  Utah
Connecticut  Maryland  North Carolina  Vermont
Delaware  Massachusetts  North Dakota  Virginia
Florida  Michigan  Ohio  Washington
 Georgia  Minnesota  Oklahoma  West Virginia
 Hawaii  Mississippi  Oregon  Wisconsin
 Idaho  Missouri  Pennsylvania  Wyoming
 Illinois  Montana    

 

Master of Architecture Program (MArch)

The University has determined that the program’s curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification that is required for employment as a licensed architect.

Alabama  Indiana  Nebraska  Rhode Island
Alaska  Iowa  Nevada  South Carolina
Arizona  Kansas  New Hampshire  South Dakota
Arkansas  Kentucky  New Jersey  Tennessee
California  Louisiana  New Mexico  Texas
Colorado  Maine  New York  Utah
Connecticut  Maryland  North Carolina  Vermont
Delaware  Massachusetts  North Dakota  Virginia
Florida  Michigan  Ohio  Washington
 Georgia  Minnesota  Oklahoma  West Virginia
 Hawaii  Mississippi  Oregon  Wisconsin
 Idaho  Missouri  Pennsylvania  Wyoming
 Illinois  Montana