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Accreditation

NAAB Statement on Accreditation
In the United States, 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.

Roger Williams University offers the following offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:

  • Master of Architecture
    (pre-professional degree + 23 UG Architecture credits + 38 GR credits)

The program received its last accreditation in 2012. The next accreditation visit is in 2018.

Access to National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Conditions and Procedures
The School makes the following documents available to assist students, parents, faculty and others as they seek to develop an understanding of the body of knowledge and skills that constitute a professional education in architecture,

The 2011 NAAB Procedures for Accreditation 
The 2009 NAAB Conditions for Accreditation

Access to Career Development Information
The School makes the following documents available to assist students, parents, faculty and others as they seek to develop an understanding of the larger context for architecture education and the career pathways available to graduates of accredited degree programs:

www.ARCHCareers.org
The NCARB Handbook for Interns and Architects
Toward an Evolution of Studio Culture
The Emerging Professional’s Companion
www.NCARB.org
www.aia.org
www.aias.org
www.acsa-arch.org

Public Access to Architecture Program Reports and Visiting Team Reports
In order to promote transparency in the process of accreditation in architecture education, Roger Williams University makes the following documents related to our NAAB-Accreditation Status available:

2012 NAAB Visiting Team Decision Letter
2012 NAAB Visiting Team Report
2011 Roger Williams University Architecture Program Report
2010 Roger Williams University Annual Report
2009 NAAB Response to the Roger Williams University Annual Report
2009 Roger Williams University Annual Report
2008 NAAB Response to the Roger Williams University Annual Report
2008 Roger Williams University Annual Report
2007 NAAB Response to the Roger Williams University Annual Report
2007 Roger Williams University Annual Report

Architectural Registration Exam (ARE) Pass Rates
Annually, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) publishes pass rates for each section of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) by institution. Roger Williams University makes the following information available on the ARE Pass Rates for Roger Williams University graduates since the information has been collated:

2010 (4.0)
2009 (4.0)
2008 (4.0)
2007
2006

On arriving at the links, please go through the menu to Rhode Island, where Roger Williams University ARE Pass Rate results are displayed.