History of Accredited Programs

This list includes all degree programs currently and previously accredited by the PAB. Dates prior to 1984 refer to degrees previously recognized by the National Education Development Committee of the American Institute of Planners. All degree programs listed are currently accredited by the PAB unless an end date is noted.

The History of Accreditation in Planning Education is available here.

School Degree Date
Alabama
Alabama A&M University Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning 7/86
Alabama A&M University Master of Urban & Regional Planning 9/76
Auburn University Master of Community Planning 1/05-12/14
Arizona
Arizona State University Bachelor of Science in Planning 1/02-12/11
Arizona State University Master of Urban and Environmental Planning [prior to fall 2004 was Master of Environmental Planning] 1/92
University of Arizona Master of Science in Planning [prior to 1998 was Master of Science in Urban Planning] 9/71-6/82; 1/98
California
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Bachelor of Science in City & Regional Planning 9/73
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Master of City and Regional Planning 1/93
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Bachelor of Science in Urban & Regional Planning 1/70
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Master of Urban & Regional Planning 9/72
California State University, Fresno Master of City & Regional Planning 9/70 – 6/82
San Jose State University Master of Urban Planning 9/72
University of California, Berkeley Master of City Planning 9/60
University of California, Irvine Master of Urban and Regional Planning 1/98
University of California, Los Angeles Master of Urban and Regional Planning [prior to fall 2010 was Master of Arts in Urban Planning] 9/71
University of Southern California Master of Planning 9/67
Colorado
University of Colorado at Denver Master of Urban & Regional Planning 9/75
Connecticut
Yale University Master of City Planning 5/60 – 6/72
District of Columbia
University of the District of Columbia Bachelor of Science in Community & Urban Planning 9/72 – 12/95
University of the District of Columbia Master of Urban & Regional Planning 4/80 – 12/95
George Washington University Master of Urban & Regional Planning 9/69 – 12/92
Howard University Master of City Planning 9/67 – 6/86
Florida
Florida Atlantic University Master of Urban & Regional Planning 1/95
Florida State University Master of Science in Planning 9/65
University of Florida Master of Urban and Regional Planning [prior to spring 2015 was Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning] 9/78
University of Miami Master of Urban & Regional Planning 7/81 -12/91
Georgia
Georgia Institute of Technology Master of City and Regional Planning [prior to 2001 was Master of City Planning 9/69]
Hawaii
University of Hawaii at Manoa Master of Urban & Regional Planning 7/81
Illinois
Illinois Institute of Technology Master of City & Regional
Planning
9/70 – 10/80
Southern Illinois University Master of City & Regional Planning 9/73 – 10//77; 4/79 – 5/85
University of Chicago Master in Planning 1948 – 1956
University of Illinois at Chicago Master of Urban Planning & Policy 6/79
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning 9/53
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Master of Urban Planning 9/45
Indiana
Ball State University Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development 1/95
Ball State University Master of Urban and Regional Planning 1/93
Iowa
Iowa State University Bachelor of Science in Community & Regional Planning 9/79
Iowa State University Master of Community & Regional Planning 9/79
University of Iowa Master of Arts or Master of Science in Urban & Regional Planning 1/70
Kansas
Kansas State University Master of Regional & Community Planning 9/61
University of Kansas Master of Urban Planning 7/83
Kentucky
University of Louisville Master of Urban Planning 1/10
Louisiana
University of New Orleans Master of Urban & Regional Planning 9/76
Maryland
Morgan State University Master of City & Regional Planning 9/73
University of Maryland at College
Park
Master of Community Planning 9/78
Massachusetts
Harvard University Master of City & Regional Planning 9/23-8/84
Harvard University Master in Urban Planning 1/97
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies & Planning 1971- 8/77
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Master in City Planning 9/32
Tufts University Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning 1/04
University of Massachusetts-Amherst Master of Regional Planning 9/87
Michigan
Eastern Michigan University Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Urban & Regional Planning 1/98
Michigan State University Bachelor of Science in Urban & Regional Planning 9/59
Michigan State University Master in Urban & Regional Planning 9/59
University of Michigan Master of Urban Planning 9/68
Wayne State University Master of Urban Planning 9/75 – 6/85; 1/97
Minnesota
University of Minnesota Master of Urban and Regional Planning 7/82
Mississippi
Jackson State University Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning 1/10
University of Mississippi Master of Urban & Regional Planning 1/68 – 6/86
Missouri
Missouri State University Bachelor of Science in Planning 1/04
Nebraska
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Master of Community & Regional Planning 9/78
New Jersey
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Master of City & Regional Planning 1/68
New Mexico
University of New Mexico Master of Community & Regional Planning 9/87
New York
Columbia University Master of Science in Urban Planning 9/45
Cornell University Master of Regional Planning 9/59
Hunter College, City University of New York Master of Urban Planning 9/69
New York University Master of Urban Planning 9/61
Pratt Institute Master of Science in City & Regional Planning 9/62
Syracuse University Master of Regional Planning 6/65 – 12/69; 9/71 – 6//79
University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY) Master of Regional Planning in Urban and Regional Planning 1/00
University at Buffalo, State University of New York (SUNY) Master of Urban Planning 9/88
North Carolina
East Carolina University Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning 1/03
University of North Carolina Master of Regional Planning 9/69
North Dakota
North Dakota State University Master of City and Regional Planning 9/79 – 8/84
Ohio
Cleveland State University Master of Urban Planning and Development [prior to fall 2015 was Master of Urban Planning, Design, and Development] 1/98
Ohio State University Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning 1/15
Ohio State University Master of City and Regional Planning 9/61
University of Cincinnati Bachelor of Urban Planning 1/66
University of Cincinnati Master of Community Planning 9/64
Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma Master of Regional & City Planning 9/57 – 6/88; 1/92
Oregon
Portland State University Master of Urban & Regional Planning 7/80
University of Oregon Master of Community & Regional Planning 9/70
Pennsylvania
Indiana University Pennsylvania Bachelor of Science in Regional Planning 1/12
Pennsylvania State University, Capitol Campus Master of Regional Planning 9/72 – 6/85
Temple University Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning 1/12
University of Pennsylvania Master of City Planning 9/69
University of Pittsburgh Master of Urban & Regional Planning 9/64 – 6/98
Rhode Island
University of Rhode Island Master of Community Planning 9/65 – 5/06
South Carolina
Clemson University Master of City & Regional Planning 12/72
Tennessee
University of Memphis Master of City & Regional Planning 7/81
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Master of Science in Planning 9/68 – 5/06
Texas
Texas A&M University Master of Urban Planning 1/68
Texas Southern University Master of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy 1/09
University of Texas at Arlington Master of City & Regional Planning 5/78
University of Texas at Austin Master of Science in Community & Regional Planning 9/69
Utah
University of Utah Master of City and Metropolitan Planning 1/11
Virginia
University of Virginia Bachelor of Urban & Environmental Planning 6/63
University of Virginia Master of Urban & Environmental Planning 1/68
Virginia Commonwealth University Master of Urban & Regional Planning 9/77
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Master of Urban & Regional Planning 9/61
Washington
Eastern Washington University Bachelor of Arts in Urban & Regional Planning 7/83
Eastern Washington University Master of Urban & Regional Planning 7/83
University of Washington Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning 9/68 – 6/85
University of Washington Master of Urban Planning 9/41
Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin-Madison Master of Science in Urban & Regional Planning 7/62
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Master of Urban Planning 9/74
US Territories and Canada
McGill University Master of Urban Planning 9/79 – 6/85
Queen’s University Master of Urban & Regional Planning 12/74 – 6/84
Universite de Montreal Baccalauréat Spécialisé en Urbanisme 7/82
Universite de Montreal Maitrise en urbanisme 9/65
University of British Columbia Master of Community and Regional Planning [prior to fall 2015 was Master of Arts or Master of Science (Planning)] 2/70
University of Manitoba Master of City Planning 9/69 – 6/86
University of Puerto Rico Master in Planning 9/77

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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.

Candidacy Information

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.

Accreditation Standards

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Standards approved April 14, 2012.

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