Summary of Recent Actions

October 2018 Actions

Candidacy Status Granted
Auburn University
Master of Community Planning
Candidacy Status granted through 12/31/2020

University of South Florida
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Candidacy Status granted through 12/31/2020

Accreditation Granted

Clemson University
Master of City and Regional Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2023

The 5-year decision is based on PAB’s findings that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.

Progress Report by July 1, 2021 to be submitted by the Program for possible extension of accreditation of 2 years to 12/31/2025.

Florida Atlantic University
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2025

The 7-year decision is based on PAB’s findings of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Accreditation Standards. No serious deficiencies.

Tufts University
Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning and Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2025

The 7-year decision is based on PAB’s findings of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Accreditation Standards. No serious deficiencies.

Texas A & M University
Master of Urban Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2021

The 3-year decision is based on PAB’s findings that multiple deficiencies exist.

Texas Southern University
Master of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2022

The 4-year decision is based on PAB’s findings that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected. No serious deficiencies.

University of New Orleans
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2025

The 7-year decision is based on PAB’s findings of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Accreditation Standards. No serious deficiencies.

University of Texas at Arlington
Master of City and Regional Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2023

The 5-year decision is based on PAB’s findings that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.

Progress Report by July 1, 2021 to be submitted by the Program for possible extension of accreditation of 2 years to 12/31/2025.

Denial of Accreditation, or Revocation of Accreditation
University of Texas at San Antonio
Master of Science Degree in Urban and Regional Planning

The decision is based on PAB’s findings that the Program is not in substantial compliance with the Accreditation Standards and multiple deficiencies exist.

Denial of Candidacy Status
none

Probationary Accreditation Granted
none

Deferral of the Decision
none

History of PAB Actions

Click here (PDF) for a history of actions taken since October 2014.

Useful Documents

Accredited Planning Programs

The list of PAB-accredited planning programs.

Planning Programs Granted Candidacy Status

The list of planning programs seeking accreditation which have been granted Candidacy Status.

Considering Accreditation?

Instructions for becoming an accredited planning program.

Summary of Recent Actions

History of Accredited Programs

This list includes all degree programs currently and previously accredited by the PAB.

2017 Accreditation Standards

(File Download: 338kB)

Standards approved March 3, 2017.
Programs submitting Self-Study Reports in 2018 will use the 2017 standards.

PAB Policies and Procedures Manual

(File Download: 517kB)

PAB combined its Accreditation Document with its Policies Manual to form a single new manual: The PAB Policies and Procedures Manual. This new manual contains all the PAB policies and procedures and provides guidance on the accreditation process.

The Value of Accreditation

(File Download: 268kB)

How it works and how it benefits students and the public; a brief document developed by regional, national and programmatic accrediting organizations, and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

CHEA YouTube Video: Accreditation and Its Value To You

Accreditation Toolkit

(File Download: 1MB)

A publication by CHEA designed to provide information on accreditation to students, faculty, presidents, chancellors, and governing boards of higher education institutions.