The Department of Architecture is home to three academic programs, two of which require national accreditation. In Architecture, both the M.Arch 2 and M.Arch 3 programs are accredited by NAAB, the National Architectural Accrediting Board. We received our most recent M.Arch 2 and M.Arch 3 program accreditation for eight years in 2016. Our next full evaluation is scheduled to be completed in 2024. To view information about NAAB Accreditation click here.
Construction Science & Management Program
Since 2014, the four-year B.S. in Construction Science and Management degree is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) after receiving the "Candidate Status with Full Self-Evaluation Study" in Fall 2010. Organized in 1974, ACCE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as the accrediting agency for four year baccalaureate and associate degree programs in construction, construction science, construction management, and construction technology located in North America and Australia.
Historic Preservation Program
The Graduate Program in Historic Preservation is a member of the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) which sets guidelines for standards in preservation education programs.
Interior Design Program
UTSA’s interior design program meets professional standards defined by the Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), a national organization of practitioners and design educators whose mission it is to establish and evaluate design programs ensuring compliance with national professional standards. The interior design program at UTSA received its initial accreditation in 1999 and has maintained accredited status continuously, with our most-recent accreditation in 2009.
Urban and Regional Planning Program
UTSA will seek accreditation for the Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning degree through the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) which is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Application can be made once the program graduates 25 students, projected to occur by 2014.