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Doctor of Architecture (D Arch) is a title accorded to students who have completed a degree program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.[1] The only university currently offering a Doctor of Architecture degree is the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

BackgroundEdit

Most state registration boards in the United States require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure.[2] The National Architectural Accrediting Board, the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture,[1] recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture.[3] 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 only university in the United States offering a Doctor of Architecture degree is the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The Doctorate of Architecture was first accredited by the NAAB in 1999.[4] Admission to the University of Hawaii program is open to students who have completed high school, transfer students who have completed some college-level work, and students who have completed Baccalaureate or advanced degrees.[4] Completion of the degree requires 120 undergraduate credits and 90 graduate credits.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Architectural Accrediting Board".
  2. ^ "Accredited Programs". NCARB - National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. February 27, 2017.
  3. ^ "Study Architecture". NCARB - National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. January 23, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "School of Architecture - University of Hawai'i at Manoa". www.arch.hawaii.edu.