I am an architectural designer with a 2-year M.Arch degree from the University of Michigan which is accredited by NAAB. I also have a 5-year B.Arch degree outside from America.
In order to become a licensed architect in New York, the State will give different credits to candidates with different educational background. For example, the state will give a maximum 9 credits to candidates with a First professional degree from a program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Please see here: http://www.op.nysed.gov/
I was wondering is my M.Arch degree a first professional degree which can be qualified for the NY 9 educational credits?
Thank you so much for your help.
From my understanding of NAAB and the Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan, I would state that your degree from Michigan qualifies for Category A as listed below.
First professional degree from a program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)Maximum credit granted: 9 units
from NAAB website --
|Degree||Master of Architecture|
|Track||M. Arch. (Pre-professional degree + 2 years)|
|History||Accredited since 1970/71.|