Architecture from Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a Campus Master Architecture And Related Services degree that prepares you for a Architecture career. Program Description VISION AND MISSION The SIUC architecture graduate program invites students to unleash their potential and join in the exploration, development, and creation of architecture in the heartland of America! It is our vision to be an architectural program of excellence built upon the cultural and environmental heritage of the Southern Illinois region that provides a superior education and produces the highest quality architectural scholarship and research to serve our global communities. Through our cultural heritage, environmental context and the tradition of integrating emerging technology and innovative practice, the mission of the architecture faculty and students is to explore, create, and develop architecture as a synthesis of design excellence, artistic expression, technology and community involvement. GOALS Our graduates are lifelong learners, leading citizens and professionals in communities throughout the world. We provide for the development of individual creativity through the expression of human, social and environmental values. We serve our communities through problem solving and creative efforts in the addressing of regional issues. We seek to fulfill the vision expressed by Ernest Boyer and Lee Mitgang in Building Community to: Produce architecture that enhances the quality of life of our communities, serves the needs of clients, uplifts the human spirit, preserves the environment, provides social justice and expands aesthetic frontiers. Pursue the scholarship of discovery, integration, application and teaching Provide a curriculum that is liberal, flexible and integrated both within the discipline of architecture and in connections with other disciplines in the design-build process. ACCREDITATION The National Architecture Accrediting Board is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degrees in architecture. They recognize three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture , the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture . A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards. Master's degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional 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 NAAB grants candidacy status to new programs that have developed viable plans for achieving initial accreditation. Candidacy status indicates that a program should be accredited within six years of achieving candidacy, if its plan is properly implemented. The Master of Architecture degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale is accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB). The program received the maximum term of accreditation for which a new program is eligible as a result of the spring 2010 visit from the NAAB. View more details on Southern Illinois University Carbondale . Ask your questions and apply online for this program or find other related Architecture And Related Services courses.