Currently, 33 NAAB-accredited programs at 28 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 (20 students): B.Arch. and M.Arch.
  2. Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana (4 students): M.Arch. 
  3. Boston Architectural College in Boston, Massachusetts (44 students): B.Arch. and M.Arch.
  4. The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC (44 students): M.Arch.
  5. Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina (20 students): M.Arch.
  6. Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (35 students): B.Arch.
  7. Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, Minnesota (30 students): B.Arch.
  8. Florida International University in Miami, Florida (10 students): M.Arch.
  9. Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia (7 students): M.Arch.
  10. Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan (9 students): M.Arch.
  11. Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland (2 students): M.Arch.
  12. New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, New York (developing option): M.Arch. 
  13. NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego, California (31 students): M.Arch.
  14. North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina (24 students): B.Arch. and M.Arch.
  15. Portland State University in Portland, Oregon (2 students): M.Arch.
  16. Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia (118 students): M.Arch.
  17. Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois (20 students): M.Arch.
  18. Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas (41 students): M.Arch.
  19. Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (developing option): M.Arch.
  20. University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio (5 students): M.Arch.
  21. University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, Michigan (0 students): M.Arch.
  22. University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida (45 students): M.Arch.
  23. University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas (developing option): M.Arch.
  24. University of Massachusetts Amherst in Amherst, Massachusetts (5 students): M.Arch.
  25. University of North Carolina-Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina (20 students): M.Arch.
  26. University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California (74 students): B.Arch. and M.Arch.
  27. Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts (2 students): M.Arch.
  28. Woodbury University in Burbank, California and San Diego, California (50 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.