Master of Architecture I Degree Program

First professional degree in Architecture. 
Accredited by NAAB.

3 years.

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Master of Architecture I
The Master of Architecture I (M.Arch.I), accredited by the NAAB, is the basic professional degree in architecture at UCLA. It is offered to students who want to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to practice architecture professionally. It consists of three years of study, including design studios, required course work, and electives.

From the NAAB
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 six-year, three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards. 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 preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Architecture and Urban Design offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs: M.Arch.I (126 graduate credits)

Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2016

To read more about the NAAB Conditions of Accreditation, please visit:
NAAB Conditions for Accreditation
NAAB Student Performance 2009 Criteria
NAAB Student Performance 2004 Criteria