NAAB Accredited Architecture Program
In the United States, most state 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 preprofessional
degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.
The School of Architecture at Taliesin offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program:
Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) (pre-professional degree + 72 graduate credits)
Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2023
The School of Architecture at Taliesin is licensed in Arizona by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education.
Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
1740 W. Adams, 3rd Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Career Development Information
NCARB Certification Guildines (formerly NCARB Handbook for Interns and Architects) (PDF)
The Emerging Professional’s Companion
Toward an Evolution of Studio Culture (PDF)
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)