Accreditation & Employment Info

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture offers the Masters of Architecture (174 total credits) as an NAAB accredited degree program.

The maximum length full accreditation term of 8 years was granted in 2014.

The next accreditation visit will be in 2022.

NAAB"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 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".


Links to Information Concerning Accreditation and Career Development

2009 Conditions for Accreditation

2012 NAAB Procedures for Accreditation

The NCARB Handbook for Interns and Architects


The Emerging Professionals Companion

ARE Pass Rates by School

Sites for Career Information and General Information from related professional and educational organizations:

Links to UDM SOA Annual Reports, Program Reports and NAAB Responses:

NAAB Annual Report 2015

NAAB Annual Report 2014

NAAB Accreditation Final Letter 2014

NAAB Visiting Team Report 2014

UDM SOA Architecture Program Report 2013