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.

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

Useful Documents

Accredited Planning Programs

The current list of PAB-accredited planning programs.

Summary of Actions, November 2014

History of Accredited Programs

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

Accreditation Standards

(File Download: 184kB)

Revised standards approved April 14, 2012. The following documents are available to download: 1) The Self-Study Report Manual and Template. 2) The new Abbrievated Faculty CV Template. note: all faculty CVs must follow this template. 3) Roadmap reconciling the 2006 and 2012 Standards

The Accreditation Document

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The Accreditation Document was revised May 2014 to reflect changes to the accreditation decision categories and appeal process.

PAB Policies Manual

(File Download: 318kB)

Detailed information on policies established for PAB Board, Staff, Site Visitors, and Programs/Program Administrators.

Candidacy Information

Instructions for becoming an accredited planning program.

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

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