National Architectural Accrediting Board – Public Information

The NAAB expects accredited degree programs to provide information to the public about accreditation activities and the relationship between the program and the NAAB, admissions and advising, and career information, as well as accurate public information about accredited and non-accredited architecture programs. The NAAB expects programs to be transparent and accountable in the information provided to students, faculty, and the public. As a result, all NAAB-accredited programs are required to ensure that the following information is posted online and is easily available to the public.

1. Statement on NAAB-Accredited Degrees

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.

Bowling Green State University, Department of Architecture and Environmental Design offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program:

  • M. Arch. (Undergraduate degree with architecture major + 49 graduate semester credit hours)
  • Next Visit: 2031

2. Access to NAAB Conditions and Procedures

Conditions for Accreditation, 2020 Edition
Conditions for Accreditation in Effect at the Time of the Last Visit, 2014 Edition
Procedures for Accreditation, 2020 Edition
Procedures for Accreditation in Effect at the Time of the Last Visit, 2015 Edition

3. Access to Career Development Information

Cooperative Education Program
Career Center
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
NCARB Certification Guidelines
Association of Collegiate School of Architecture (ACSA)
National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)
National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)
Architecture Magazine
AIA Ohio

4. Public Access to Accreditation Reports and Related Documents

Program Annual Reports + Interim Progress Reports (Since the Last Team Visit):

Program Annual Report - 2019
Program Annual Report - 2020
Program Annual Report - 2021
Program Annual Report - 2022
Program Annual Report - 2023

NAAB Responses to any Plan to Correct + NAAB Responses to any Program Annual Reports (Since the Last Team Visit)

2019 NAAB Decision Letter from the NAAB
2019 Architecture Program Report
2019 Visiting Team Report
2023 NAAB Decision Letter from the NAAB
2023 Architecture Program Report
2023 Visiting Team Report

Program’s (Optional) Response to the 2023 Visiting Team Report

(Note: Not Applicable – the Program did not submit any responses to the 2023 Visiting Team Report).

Plan to Correct (If Applicable)

NCARB ARE Pass Rates
Statements and Policies on Learning and Teaching Culture
Statements and Policies on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Plan to Correct - document coming soon

5. Admissions and Advising

Office of Admissions
Graduate Admissions
Graduate Catalog
Undergraduate Catalog
Academic Advising
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Commitment to Student Diversity Goals

6. Student Financial Information

Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid
Graduate Fellowships, Scholarships, and Awards
Graduate College Financial Aid
Graduate Assistantships
Tuition and Fees
Cost Summary
Cost of Attendance

Updated: 01/16/2024 02:48PM