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Architecture Accreditation

Architecture Accreditation

The Mississippi State University School of Architecture is the ONLY accredited professional architecture program in the state of Mississippi.


The National Architectural Accrediting Board

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, 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 degree programs may require a preprofessional undergraduate degree in architecture for admission. However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.


Mississippi State University School of Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program:

B. Arch. (152 undergraduate semester credits)
Next Accreditation Visit: 2024


The Bachelor of Architecture program offered by the School of Architecture at Mississippi State University has been continuously accredited by NAAB since its inception, and in September 2016 the school was reaccredited for another full eight-year term.

The School of Architecture is also a member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). Courses are taught by a faculty of professionals engaged in practice, education, and research.