The National Architectural Accrediting Board, Inc. (NAAB) has granted Massachusetts College of Art and Design initial accreditation for the Master of Architecture degree, for a three-year term, effective Jan. 1, 2013.
The visiting team report (VTR) stated that the college has made significant efforts in support of the program and applauded the faculty, students and administration for their dedication and commitment.
"There is a palpable sense of community and collegiality." (NAAB Visiting Team Report)
Visiting evaluators noted that MassArt's graduate students are "smart, creative, articulate, entrepreneurial" and that the program's facilities are "impressive." It encouraged the college to diligently pursue the goals of the Architecture Long Term Plan and to focus on future opportunities to support a young and evolving program.
The NAAB is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture. MassArt and NAAB have been working together to develop the Masters in Architecture degree program in conformity with the highest standards of pedagogy, professionalism and community involvement.