Accreditation & Career 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

AIAS - Toward an Evolution of Studio Culture


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:

Annual Report 2012

Annual Report 2011

Annual Report 2010

Annual Report 2009

Annual Report 2008

Focus Visit Report 2011

NAAB Visiting Team Report and Decision Letter 2011

Architecture Program Report 2007

NAAB Visiting Team Report and Decision Letter 2008