Section II.4.2. Access to NAAB Conditions and Procedures (September 7, 2012 Architecture Program Report-APR)

Ball State's Department of Architecture is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).  Learn more about the current NAAB Conditions and Procedures for Accreditation 

Section II.4.1 Statement on NAAB-Accredited Degrees

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 its degree of 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 pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

Ball State University, Department of Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:

M.Arch (pre-professional degree + 46 graduate credits)

M.Arch (non-pre-professional degree + 104 credits)

Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2021

Master's degree programs like ours consist of a preprofessional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, comprise an accredited professional education. However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree. This is why our bachelor of arts/science in architecture is a preprofessional degree program designed to be followed sequentially by our master of architecture I program or an accredited professional degree program.

Section II.4.4. Public Access to Architecture Program Reports (APRs) and Visiting Team Reports (VTRs) (September 7, 2012 APR)

All annual reports, including the narrative:

All NAAB responses to the annual reports:

The final decision letter from the NAAB:

The most recent Architecture Program Report (APR):

The final edition of the most recent Visiting Team Report, including attachments and addenda:

Strategic Plan:

Financial Tables:

Section II.4.5. ARE Pass Rates (September 7, 2012 APR)

Architect Registration Examination (ARE) Pass Rates
As developed by NCARB, the ARE assesses a candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide the various services required in the practice of architecture. It has been adopted for use by all U.S. registration boards and the Canadian provincial architectural associations as the registration examination for all candidates seeking architectural licensing.  View the ARE Pass Rates by school.

Section Il.1.2. Learning Culture and Social Equity (September 7, 2012 APR)

Studio Culture
Within the Department of Architecture at the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University lies the Studio Culture Policy, which establishes guidance for a positive and respectful learning environment in which the students, faculty, staff and administration within the Department are able to reach their full academic potential. The Department of Architecture fully understands that fostering a community of academic scholars is of the utmost importance. The goal for the learning environment of the Department is a highly collaborative one; emphasizing the need for group and individual growth within each scholar of the Department. This Policy outlines the criteria in order for this environment to take place within the College’s Department of Architecture.  View the complete Studio Culture Policy.


Department of Architecture
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Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-1900
Fax: 765-285-1765