UMA/ARC is accredited, receiving Initial Candidacy Status through the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). UMA expects to host its next NAAB visit in 2015.


The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) states that:

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 the extent of its 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.

The University of Maine at Augusta, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Architecture is pursuing the following NAAB accredited degree program(s):

Bachelor of Architecture (150 Undergraduate Credits)

Next accreditation visit for program: fall 2015


Accreditation Reports and Responses

2013 UMA Architecture Initial Candidacy Report

2013 Initial Candidacy Visiting Team Report

2013 Letter of Initial Candidacy (to be uploaded)

2013 Architecture Statistical Report

2014 Architecture Statistical Report


National Architectural Accrediting Board Documents:

2009 NAAB Conditions for Accreditation (

2012 NAAB Procedures for Accreditation (


Career Development Information:

The NCARB Handbook for Interns and Architects (

Toward and Evolution of Studio Culture (

The Emerging Professional’s Companion (

Architect Registration Examination (ARC) pass rates (