Accreditation certifies that a program meets or exceeds the minimum criteria for quality education, ensuring a high quality educational experience for students.
The School of Architecture is accredited with the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture. In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) program is intended for students wishing to become licensed architects.
The School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the accrediting agency designated by the United States Department of Education as the agency responsible for the accreditation of music curricula in higher education. In the field of teacher education, the NASM cooperates with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The NASM is also a constituent member of the American Council of Education. Baccalaureate programs accredited are the professional degrees, music education, and the BA in Music. Master's programs accredited are the professional degrees, and the degrees in music.