Summary of Recent Actions

November 2016 and March 2017 Actions

Candidacy Status Granted
George Washington University
Master of Professional Studies in Sustainable Urban Planning
Candidacy status granted for two (2) years, 01/01/17 through 12/31/18

University of Central Florida
Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning
Candidacy status granted for two (2) years, 01/01/17 through 12/31/18

University of Texas San Antonio
Master of Science Degree in Urban and Regional Planning
Candidacy status granted for two (2) years, 01/01/17 through 12/31/18

Accreditation Granted
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science in Regional Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/20

The 4-year decision is based on PAB’s findings that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.

Progress Report due 05/01/18 to be submitted by the Program for possible extension of accreditation of 2 years to 12/31/22

University of Georgia
Master of Environmental Planning and Design
Accreditation granted through 12/31/20

The 4-year decision is based on PAB’s finding that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.

University of Louisville
Master of Urban Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/21

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 05/01/20 to be submitted by the Program for possible extension of accreditation of 2 years to 12/31/23

University of Oregon
Master of Community and Regional Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2023

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 Oklahoma
Master of Regional and City Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2020

The 4-year decision is based on PAB’s findings that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.

Progress Report by 09/01/18 to be submitted by the Program for possible extension of accreditation of 2 years to 12/31/22

University of Wisconsin – Madison
Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/20

The 4-year decision is based on PAB’s findings that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.

Progress Report by 05/01/18 to be submitted by the Program for possible extension of accreditation of 2 years to 12/31/22

Western Washington University
Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning and Sustainable Development
Accreditation granted through 12/31/20

The 4-year decision is based on PAB’s findings that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.

Accreditation Extended (via Progress Report)
Cleveland State University
Master of Urban Planning and Development
Accreditation extended from 12/31/2019 through 12/31/2021

The 2-year extension of accreditation is based on PAB’s findings on compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Accreditation Standards. No serious deficiencies.

Denial of Accreditation, or Revocation of Accreditation
none

Probationary Accreditation Granted
none

Deferral of the Decision
none

Lapse of Accreditation
none

History of PAB Actions

Click here (PDF) for a summary 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: 328kB)

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

2012 Accreditation Standards

(File Download: 425kB)

Standards approved April 14, 2012.
Programs submitting Self-Study Reports and Progress Reports in 2017 and hosting Site Visits during the 2017-2018 academic year will be assessed using the 2012 standards.

PAB Policies and Procedures Manual

(File Download: 844kB)

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

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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