Currently, 31 NAAB-accredited programs at 25 schools across the country offer (or are developing) an IPAL option, providing their students with an education that connects to real-world practice while shortening their time to licensure and expanding their career opportunities.

A map of IPAL programs across the United States.

IPAL Programs

Check out the programs listed below to learn more about how each school is approaching IPAL:

  1. Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California (developing option): B.Arch. and M.Arch.
  2. Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana (3 student): M.Arch. 
  3. Boston Architectural College in Boston, Massachusetts (71 students): B.Arch. and M.Arch.
  4. The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC (66 students): M.Arch.
  5. Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina (14 students): M.Arch.
  6. Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (30 students): B.Arch.
  7. Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, Minnesota (16 students): B.Arch.
  8. Florida International University in Miami, Florida (10 students): M.Arch.
  9. Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan (12 students): M.Arch.
  10. Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland (developing option): M.Arch.
  11. New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, New York (developing option): M.Arch. 
  12. NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego, California (30 students): Two M.Arch. options
  13. North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina (23 students): B.Arch. and M.Arch.
  14. Portland State University in Portland, Oregon (1 student): M.Arch.
  15. Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia (127 students): M.Arch.
  16. Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois (18 students): M.Arch.
  17. Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas (developing option): M.Arch.
  18. University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio (8 students): M.Arch.
  19. University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, Michigan (0 students): M.Arch.
  20. University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida (50 students): M.Arch.
  21. University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas (developing option): M.Arch.
  22. University of Massachusetts Amherst in Amherst, Massachusetts (6 students): M.Arch.
  23. University of North Carolina-Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina (16 students): M.Arch.
  24. University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California (125 students): B.Arch. and M.Arch.
  25. Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts (developing option): M.Arch.
  26. Woodbury University in Burbank, California and San Diego, California (33 students): B.Arch. and M.Arch.

Is your school interested in offering an IPAL option? Learn more about establishing an IPAL option, or explore the benefits for students.