National Architectural Accrediting Board

The LSU School of Architecture, a member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. 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.

LSU School of Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program(s):

  • Bachelor of Architecture, 162 total semester hours
  • Master of Architecture, prerequisites include physics, college algebra/trigonometry, and history equivalents to Arch 2007 and Arch 2008 as described in the LSU Course Catalog, 96 total semester hours

Applicants with a pre-professional degree in architecture may qualify for advanced-standing status. Curriculum for advanced standing students typically consists of 60 credits and takes a minimum of two years to complete.

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While professional licensure is available in the field of architecture, our programs do not directly result in licensure. Our professional degrees are accepted in all states that specify degree requirements. Licensure in architecture generally falls under the jurisdiction of national and state licensing boards. If you intend to pursue such credentialing, we strongly advise you to visit for more information.  Alternatively, you are welcome to contact us with questions in this regard and we will do our best to assist you in your career planning: / (225) 578-6885.

NAAB Conditions + Procedures

LSU School of Architecture Accreditation Reports and Documents

2022 Architecture Annual Report
2021 Architecture Program Report
2021 Architecture Annual Report
2013 Architecture Annual Report
2014 Architecture Annual Report
2015 Architecture Annual Report
2016 Architecture Annual Report
2017 Architecture Annual Report
2018 Architecture Annual Report
2019 Architecture Annual Report
2020 Architecture Annual Report