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.
Judson University, Department of Architecture and Interior Design offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:
- Master of Architecture (pre-professional degree + 42 graduate credits)
Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2022
Downloadable Resources & Reports
- The 2009 NAAB Conditions for Accreditation
- The 2012 NAAB Procedures for Accreditation
- Visiting Team Report 2013
- NAAB Decision Letter 2013
- 2013 Judson University APR
- 2015 IPR Judson University
- Visiting Team Letter
- 2015-2016 Judson University IPR Response
- The 2020 NAAB Conditions for Accreditation
- The 2020 NAAB Procedures for Accreditation
- The 2021 Judson Architecture Program Report
- Virtual Site Visit Supplement: 2020 NAAB Procedures for Accreditation
- Annual Statistical Report 2021
Additional Resources for Prospective and Current Students
- National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
- The American Institute of Architects
- American Institute of Architecture Students
- Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
- ARE Pass Rates
Interior Design Retention and Placement Statistics
The BA in Interior Design granted by Judson University meets the educational requirement for eligibility to apply to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information, visit NCIDQ’s webpage regarding NCIDQ Exam Eligibility Requirements.
See the Interior Design Retention and Placement Statistics for Judson’s program.