Architecture Program Mission

To provide a comprehensive and uncompromising, balanced and demanding education in the art (poetic expression), craft (technical processes) and practice (professional services) of ethical building through the polytechnic tradition of "hands-on" experiences and empirical learning that prepares an individual to be an architect in the fullest sense of the term

The National Architectural Accrediting Board and
Professional Education


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.

Louisiana Tech University's School of Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program:

M.Arch (pre-professional degree + 30 graduate credits)

Next accreditation visit: 2011