Summary of Recent Actions

October 2017 Actions

Candidacy Status Granted

San Diego State University
Master of City Planning
Candidacy Status granted for 2 years, 01/01/2018 through 12/31/2020

Accreditation Granted

Ball State University
Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning and Development¬ and Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2022

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

University of British Columbia
Master of Community and Regional Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2022

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

Florida State University
Master of Science in Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2024

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 Kansas
Master of Urban Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2022

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 07/01/2020 to be submitted by the Program for possible extension of accreditation of 2 years to 12/31/24.

University of Puerto Rico
Master in Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2022

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 07/01/2020 to be submitted by the Program for possible extension of accreditation of 2 years to 12/31/24.

University of Texas at Austin
Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2022

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 07/01/2020 to be submitted by the Program for possible extension of accreditation of 2 years to 12/31/24.

Denial of Accreditation, or Revocation of Accreditation
none

Denial of Candidacy Status

Georgetown University
Master of Professional Studies in Urban and Regional Planning

The Master of Professional Studies is a fairly new program which PAB found to still be in its formative stages.

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

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

2012 Accreditation Standards

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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

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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