The M.Arch I program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design is a degree accredited by the National Architecture Accreditation Board (NAAB). All programs of this type must be evaluated periodically to ensure that they are adhering to the standards set out in NAAB's Conditions and Procedures for Accreditation. The GSD was last visited by NAAB in 2012, a process that granted the M.Arch I program a continuation of its accreditation until 2018. At the time, program was subject to the 2009 Conditions that were in effect in 2012.
To promote transparency in the process of accreditation in architecture education, the architecture program is required to make the following accreditation-related documents electronically available to the public:
- The most recent Architecture Program Report (2011) presented by the department to NAAB prior to its 2012 team visit.
- The final edition of the 2012 Visiting Team Report.
- The most recent decision letter from the NAAB, accrediting the M.Arch I program.
- The program's Interim Progress Report, submitted in the fall of 2014.