Program accreditation

The Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and Indiana University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

NAAB Architecture Accreditation

The following website defines the current conditions and procedures for NAAB accredited degree programs:

II.4.1 Statement on NAAB-Accredited Degrees
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 pre-professional undergraduate degree in architecture for admission. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

The NAAB grants candidacy status to new programs that have developed viable plans for achieving initial accreditation. Candidacy status indicates that a program expects to achieve initial accreditation within six years of achieving candidacy, if its plan is properly implemented.

In order to meet the education requirement set forth by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, an applicant for an NCARB Certificate must hold a professional degree in architecture from a program accredited by the NAAB; the degree must have been awarded not more than two years prior to initial accreditation. However, meeting the education requirement for the NCARB Certificate may not be equivalent to meeting the education requirement for registration in a specific jurisdiction. Please contact NCARB for more information.

Indiana University Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design is in candidacy for accreditation of the following NAAB-accredited degree program:

M. Arch. (preprofessional degree + 108 graduate credits)
Initial Candidacy granted: 2019
Next visit for continuation of candidacy: Fall 2021
Projected year of initial accreditation: 2023

II.4.2 Access to NAAB Conditions and Procedures

The program must make the following documents electronically available to all students, faculty, and the public:

The 2014 Conditions for Accreditation

The Conditions for Accreditation in effect at the time of the last visit (pending)

The 2015 Procedures for Accreditation