About our accreditation

Iowa State’s undergraduate Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) and graduate Master of Architecture (MArch) degree programs are both accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in 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. Iowa State’s BArch and MArch programs both earned the maximum eight-year accreditation in 2022 and will be reviewed again in 2030.

The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) asks that accredited programs make the following information available to the public: