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Drexel University Architecture Program Accreditation Reports and Documents

NAAB Accreditation

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 US 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 an eight-year, three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards. 

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture programs may require a pre-professional undergraduate degree in architecture for admission; however, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree. 

Drexel University, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Department of Architecture, Design & Urbanism offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program(s):

  • 2+4 Option: 6-year program (2 years full-time, 4 years part-time) 
    Bachelor of Architecture  
    227.0 undergraduate quarter-term credits  
  • Part-Time Evening Option: 7-year part-time program 
    Bachelor of Architecture  
    227.0 undergraduate quarter-term credits  
  • Next accreditation visit for both tracks: 2026/2027 

2020 NAAB Conditions for Accreditation

2020 NAAB Procedures for Accreditation

Accreditation Program Report (APR) from 2017/2018 submitted by Drexel to NAAB

Visiting Team Report (VTR) from 2018

Accreditation Letter to President Fry from NAAB

Drexel’s Response to the VTR 

Interim Progress Report Notification

The 3-year Interim Progress Report (IPR) submitted by Drexel to NAAB

The 3-Year IPT Response letter from NAAB

The 5-year Interim Progress Report (IPR) submitted by Drexel to NAAB

The 5-year IPT Response letter from NAAB

Annual Statistical Reports (ARS) submitted to NAAB:

2018 NAAB Decision Letter 

2018 Visiting Team Report

2014 NAAB Conditions for Accreditation

2015 NAAB Procedures for Accreditation