National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Statement:

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.

The Department of Architecture + Interior Design at Miami University offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:

  • Master of Architecture II (pre-professional degree + 60 graduate credits)
  • Master of Architecture III (non-pre-professional degree + 105 graduate credits)

Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2023

Career Development Resources

Interior Design

Professional level programs accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) voluntarily place themselves before the scrutiny of the profession to ensure that students receive an education that will serve them not only during their time at school, but also prepare them for future professional growth. Students enrolled in an accredited interior design program can be confident that the program meets the quality standards recognized by the profession.

Miami University’s Interior Design Program, which culminates in a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA), has been accredited by CIDA at the professional level from November 2002 to present.

Next accreditation visit for BFA: Autumn 2022.

Career Development Resources

2015 Program Analysis Report (PAR) and 2015 Visiting Team Report are available upon request in department office.