Accredited Planning Programs

The Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) accredits university programs in North America leading to bachelor’s and master’s degrees in planning. The accreditation process is based on standards approved by the PAB with input from the public and our sponsoring organizations: the American Planning Association (APA); the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) (the professional planners’ institute within the American Planning Association); and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP).

As of January 1, 2014, PAB accredits 73 master’s and 15 bachelor’s programs at 77 North American universities.

PAB Policy on Degree Status

Students who graduate after the beginning of the fall term of the academic year in which the Site Visit occurs for a program subsequently granted accreditation, shall be considered to have graduated from an accredited program.

Any student enrolled at the time that the program held accreditation status (including probationary accreditation), and who earns the degree within three years from the effective date of the revocation of that status, is considered to be a graduate of an accredited program.

UNITED STATES

ALABAMA

Alabama A & M University
College of Agriculture, Life & Natural Sciences
Department of Community & Regional Planning
308 Dawson Building
P.O. Box 938
Normal, AL 35762
Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Joseph Lee, Interim Chair
joseph.lee@aamu.edu
256.372.4991
http://www.aamu.edu/academics/alns/crp/pages/default.aspx
Accreditation through December 31, 2017
Dept phone: 256.372.5426; Dept fax: 256.372.5906

Auburn University
College of Architecture, Design and Construction
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture
Graduate Program in Community Planning
202 Dudley Commons
Auburn, AL 36849
Master of Community Planning
Karen Rogers, Interim Chair
KLR0008@auburn.edu
334.844.4285
http://www.cadc.auburn.edu/arch/mcp
Probationary Accreditation through December 31, 2014
Dept phone: 334.844.4516; Dept fax: 334.844.5419

Auburn has provided notice that it will seek re-accreditation when its term expires December 31, 2014. Per PAB policy on degree status, “Any student enrolled at the time that the program held accreditation status (including probationary accreditation), and who earns the degree within three years from the effective date of the revocation of that status [December 31, 2017], is considered to be a graduate of an accredited program.”

ARIZONA

Arizona State University
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
975 S. Myrtle Street
Tempe, AZ 85287-5302
Master of Urban and Environmental Planning
Joochul Kim, Interim Associate Director
Joochul.kim@asu.edu
480.965.2768
http://geoplan.asu.edu/planning
Accreditation through December 31, 2018
Dept phone: 480.965.7533; Dept fax: 480.965.8313

The University of Arizona
College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture
School of Landscape Architecture and Planning
1040 N. Olive
P.O. Box 210075
Tucson, AZ 85721
Master of Science in Planning
Lauri Macmillan Johnson, ASLA, Director
ljohnson@email.arizona.edu
520.621.8790
http://capla.arizona.edu
Accreditation through December 31, 2014
School phone: 520.621.1004; College fax: 520.621.8700

CALIFORNIA

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
College of Architecture and Environmental Design
City & Regional Planning Department
1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning
Master of City and Regional Planning
Hemalata Dandekar, Department Head
hdandeka@calpoly.edu
805.756.1315
www.planning.calpoly.edu
Accreditation through December 31, 2017
Dept phone: 805.756.1315; Dept fax: 805.756.1340

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
College of Environmental Design
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
3801 W. Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768-4048
Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Richard Willson, FAICP, Chair
rwwillson@csupomona.edu
909.869.2701
www.csupomona.edu/urp/
Accreditation through December 31, 2015
Dept phone: 909.869.2688; Dept fax: 909.869.4688

San Jose State University
College of Social Sciences
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0185
Master of Urban Planning
Hilary Nixon, Chair
hilary.nixon@sjsu.edu
408.924.5852
www.sjsu.edu/urbanplanning/
Accreditation through December 31, 2018
Dept phone: 408.924.5882; Dept fax: 408.924.5872

University of California, Berkeley
College of Environmental Design
Department of City and Regional Planning
228 Wurster Hall MC 1850
Berkeley, CA 94720-1850
Master of City Planning
Paul Waddell, Chair
dcrpchair@berkeley.edu
510.642.3257
www.dcrp.ced.berkeley.edu
Accreditation through December 31, 2017
Dept phone: 510.642.3256; Dept fax: 510.642.1641

University of California, Irvine
School of Social Ecology
Department of Planning, Policy, and Design
300 Social Ecology 1 Building
Irvine, CA 92697-7075
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
David L. Feldman, Chair
david.feldman@uci.edu
949.824.3480
http://socialecology.uci.edu/ppd/
Accreditation through December 31, 2014
Dept phone: 949.824.0563; Dept fax: 949.824.8566

University of California, Los Angeles
Luskin School of Public Affairs
Department of Urban Planning
3250 Public Affairs Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Evelyn Blumenberg, Chair
eblumenb@ucla.edu
310.903.3305
http://www.luskin.ucla.edu/urban-planning
Accreditation through December 31, 2019
Dept phone: 310.825.4025; Dept fax: 310.206.5566

University of Southern California
Sol Price School of Public Policy
Graduate Programs in Urban Planning and Development
Ralph & Goldy Lewis Hall – Room 102
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626
Master of Planning
Marlon G. Boarnet, Director
boarnet@usc.edu
213.740.3696
www.usc.edu/price/mpl
Accreditation through December 31, 2014
Dept phone: 213.740.1205; Dept fax: 213.821.4315

COLORADO

University of Colorado Denver
College of Architecture and Planning
Department of Planning and Design
Campus Box 126, P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Jeremy Nemeth, Chairperson
jeremy.nemeth@ucdenver.edu
303.556.3382
http://cap.ucdenver.edu/murp
Accreditation through December 31, 2016
Dept phone: 303.315.1000; Dept fax: 303.556.3687

FLORIDA

Florida Atlantic University
College for Design and Social Inquiry
School of Urban and Regional Planning
777 Glades Road, SO44 #284
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Eric Dumbaugh, Director
eric.dumbaugh@fau.edu
561-297-4279
www.fau.edu/surp/
Accreditation through December 31, 2015
Dept phone: 561-297-4279; Dept fax: 561.297.4172

Florida State University
College of Social Sciences and Public Policy
Department of Urban & Regional Planning
330 Bellamy Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2280
Master of Science in Planning
Jeff Brown, Chairperson
jrbrown3@fsu.edu
850.644.8519
www.coss.fsu.edu/durp/
Accreditation through December 31, 2017
Dept phone: 850.644.4510; Dept fax: 850.645.4841

University of Florida
College of Design, Construction & Planning
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
431A Architecture Building
P.O. Box 115706
Gainesville, FL 32611-5706
Master of Arts In Urban and Regional Planning
Joseli Macedo, AICP, Chair
joseli@ufl.edu
352.392.0997 ×461
www.dcp.ufl.edu/urp/
Accreditation through December 31, 2019
Dept phone: 352.392.0997 ×461; Dept fax: 352.392.3308

GEORGIA

Georgia Institute of Technology
College of Architecture
School of City and Regional Planning
245 Fourth Street NW, Suite 204
Atlanta, GA 30332-0155
Master of City and Regional Planning
Bruce Stiftel, FAICP, Chair
crp@coa.gatech.edu
404.894.2350
www.planning.gatech.edu
Accreditation through December 31, 2019
Dept phone: 404.894.2350; Dept fax: 404.894.1628

HAWAII

University of Hawaii at Manoa
College of Social Sciences
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
2424 Maile Way, Room 107
Honolulu, HI 96822
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Dolores Foley, Chair
dolores@hawaii.edu
808.956.2780
www.durp.hawaii.edu
Accreditation through December 31, 2017
Dept phone: 808.956.7381; Dept fax: 808.956.6870

ILLINOIS

University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Department of Urban Planning and Policy
412 S. Peoria Street – Suite 215
Chicago, IL 60607-7068
Master of Urban Planning and Policy
Curt Winkle, Head
cwinkle@uic.edu
312.996.2155
www.uic.edu/cuppa/upp
Accreditation through December 31, 2019
Dept phone: 312.996.5240; Dept fax: 312.413.2314

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of Fine & Applied Arts
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
111 Temple Buell Hall – 611 Taft Dr
Champaign, IL 61820
Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning
Master of Urban Planning
Robert Olshansky, FAICP, Department Head
robo@illinois.edu
217.333.8703
www.urban.illinois.edu/
Accreditation through December 31, 2016
Dept phone: 217.333.3890; Dept fax: 217.244.1717

INDIANA

Ball State University
College of Architecture and Planning
Department of Urban Planning
Architecture Building 327
Muncie, IN 47306-0315
Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Michael Burayidi, Chairperson
maburayidi@bsu.edu
765.285.5699
www.bsu.edu/urban
Accreditation through December 31, 2017
Dept phone: 765.285.1963; Dept fax: 765.285.2648

IOWA

Iowa State University
College of Design
Department of Community and Regional Planning
146 College of Design
Ames, IA 50011
Bachelor of Science in Community and Regional Planning
Master of Community and Regional Planning
Francis Owusu, Acting Chair
fowusu@iastate.edu
515.294.7769
www.crp.design.iastate.edu
Accreditation through December 31, 2017
Dept phone: 515.294.8958; Dept fax: 515.294.2348

University of Iowa
School of Urban and Regional Planning
347 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1316
Master of Arts or Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning
Charles Connerly, Director
charles-connerly@uiowa.edu
319.335.0039
www.urban.uiowa.edu
Accreditation through December 31, 2020
Dept phone: 319.335.0032; Dept fax: 319.335.3330

KANSAS

Kansas State University
College of Architecture, Planning & Design
Department of Landscape Architecture/Regional and Community Planning
302 Seaton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-2909
Master of Regional and Community Planning
Stephanie Rolley, FASLA, AICP, Department Head
srolley@k-state.edu
785.532.5961
http://apdesign.k-state.edu/larcp/
Accreditation through December 31, 2017
Dept phone: 785.532.5961; Dept fax: 785.532.6722

University of Kansas
School of Architecture, Design and Planning
Department of Urban Planning
1465 Jayhawk Building, Room 317
Lawrence, KS 66045-7614
Master of Urban Planning
Stacey Swearingen White, Chair
sswhite@ku.edu
785.864.3530
http://urbanplanning.ku.edu
Accreditation through December 31, 2017
Dept phone: 785.864.4184; Dept fax: 785.864.5301

KENTUCKY

University of Louisville
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Urban and Public Affairs
426 W. Bloom Street
Louisville, KY 40208
Master of Urban Planning
David M. Simpson, AICP, Director
dave.simpson@louisville.edu
502.852.8019
http://louisville.edu/upa/master-of-urban-planning.html
Accreditation through December 31, 2016
Dept phone: 502.852.7906; Dept fax: 502.852.4558

LOUISIANA

University of New Orleans
School of Urban Planning and Regional Studies
Department of Planning and Urban Studies
368 Milneburg Hall
New Orleans, LA 70148-2910
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Marla Nelson, AICP, Program Coordinator
mnelson@uno.edu
505.280.3110
http://www.uno.edu/cola/planning-and-urban-studies/
Accreditation through December 31, 2018
Dept phone: 504.280.6277; Dept fax: 504.280.6272

MAINE

University of Southern Maine
College of Management and Human Service
Muskie School of Public Service
P.O. Box 9300 – 34 Bedford Street
Portland, ME 04104
Master in Community Planning and Development
Charles Colgan, Chair
csc@usm.maine.edu
207.780.4008
muskie.usm.maine.edu/academics/cpd.jsp
Candidacy Status through December 31, 2015
Dept phone: 207.780.4008

MARYLAND

Morgan State University
School of Architecture and Planning
Department of City and Regional Planning
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane
CBEIS 104
Baltimore, MD 21251
Master of City and Regional Planning
Siddhartha Sen, Chairperson
siddhartha.sen@morgan.edu
443.885.1864
www.morgan.edu/school_of_architecture_and_planning/academic_programs/city_and_regional_planning.html
Accreditation through December 31, 2015
Dept phone: 443.885.3225; Dept fax: 443.885.8233

University of Maryland at College Park
School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Urban Studies and Planning Program
1200 School of Architecture
College Park, MD 20742
Master of Community Planning
Jim Cohen, Director
jimcohen@umd.edu
301.405.6795
http://www.arch.umd.edu/ursp/urban-studies-and-planning
Accreditation through December 31, 2020
Dept phone: 301.405.0753; Dept fax: 301.314.9583

MASSACHUSETTS

Harvard University
Graduate School of Design
Department of Urban Planning and Design
Gund Hall 312, 48 Quincy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Master in Urban Planning
Ann Forsyth, Program Director
aforsyth@gsd.harvard.edu
617.495.2521
www.gsd.harvard.edu/academic/upd/
Accreditation through December 31, 2017
Dept phone: 617.495-2521; Dept fax: 617.496.1292

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
School of Architecture and Planning
Department of Urban Studies & Planning
77 Massachusetts Ave – Room 7-337
Cambridge, MA 02139
Master in City Planning
Eran Ben-Joseph, Department Head
ebj@mit.edu
617.253.7305
http://dusp.mit.edu/
Accreditation through December 31, 2018
Dept phone: 617.253.1907; Dept fax: 617.253.2654

Tufts University
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
97 Talbot Ave
Medford, MA 02155
Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
Weiping Wu, Chair
weiping.wu@tufts.edu
617.627.5429
http://ase.tufts.edu/uep/Degrees/MA.aspx/
Accreditation through December 31, 2018
Dept phone: 617.627.3394; Dept fax: 617.627.3377

University of Massachusetts at Amherst
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning
109 Hills North, 111 Thatcher Road, Ofc. 1
Amherst, MA 01003 – 9357
Master of Regional Planning
Mark Hamin, Program Director
mhamin@larp.umass.edu
413.545.6608
https://www.umass.edu/larp/academics/graduate-degrees/regional-planning-mrp
Probationary Accreditation through December 31, 2014
Dept phone: 413.545.2255; Dept fax: 413.545.1772

MICHIGAN

Eastern Michigan University
Department of Geography and Geology
Urban and Regional Planning Program
203 Strong Building
Ypsilanti, MI 48197-2219
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts/Major in Urban and Regional Planning
Robert Jones, Director
robert.jones@emich.edu
734.487.8488
www.emich.edu/geo/planning
Accreditation through December 31, 2020
Dept phone: 734.487.0218; Dept fax: 734.487.6979

Michigan State University
School of Planning, Design and Construction
Urban & Regional Planning Program
101 Human Ecology
East Lansing, MI 48824
Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning
Master in Urban and Regional Planning
Zenia Kotval, AICP, Program Leader
kotval@msu.edu
517.353.9362
www.spdc.msu.edu/
Probationary Accreditation through December 31, 2014
Dept phone: 517.432.0704; Dept fax: 517.432.8108

University of Michigan
A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning
Urban & Regional Planning Program
2000 Bonisteel Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2069
Master of Urban Planning
Richard Norton, Chair
rknorton@umich.edu
734.936.0197
http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/planning/
Accreditation through December 31, 2015
Dept phone: 734.763.1275; Dept fax: 734.763.2322

Wayne State University
Department of Urban Studies and Planning
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
3198 Faculty/Administration Building
Detroit, MI 48202
Master of Urban Planning
Robin Boyle, Chair
r.boyle@wayne.edu
313.577.8711
www.clas.wayne.edu/DUSP/
Accreditation through December 31, 2017
Dept phone: 313.577.2701; Dept fax: 313.577.0022

MINNESOTA

University of Minnesota
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Urban and Regional Planning Program
301 19th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Carissa Schively Slotterback, Director
cschively@umn.edu
612.625.0640
http://www.hhh.umn.edu/degrees/murp/index.html
Accreditation through December 31, 2015
Dept phone: 612.624.3800; Dept fax: 612.625.3530

MISSISSIPPI

Jackson State University
College of Public Service
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
3825 Ridgewood Road – Box 23
Jackson, MS 39211
Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning
Mukesh Kumar, Interim Department Chair
mukesh.kumar@jsums.edu
601.432.6865
www.jsums.edu/planning/
Accreditation through December 31, 2014
Dept phone: 601.432.6865; Dept fax: 601.432.6862

MISSOURI

Missouri State University
College of Natural and Applied Sciences
Department of Geography, Geology and Planning
901 S. National
Springfield, MO 65897
Bachelor of Science in Planning
Rajinder Jutla, Director of Planning Program
rajinderjutla@missouristate.edu
417.836.5298
www.geosciences.missouristate.edu
Accreditation through December 31, 2018
Dept phone: 417.836.5800; Dept fax: 417.836.6006

NEBRASKA

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
College of Architecture
Community & Regional Planning Program
302 Architecture Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0105
Master of Community and Regional Planning
Kim L. Wilson, ASLA, RLA, Director
kwilson4@unl.edu
402.472.9230
www.unl.edu/archcoll/crp/index.html
Accreditation through December 31, 2016
Dept phone: 402.472.9280; Dept fax: 402.472.3806

NEW JERSEY

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Urban Planning and Policy Development Program
33 Livingston Avenue – Ste 300
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1987
Master of City and Regional Planning
Robert Burchell, Director
burchell@rutgers.edu
848.932.2375
http://www.policy.rutgers.edu/academics/uppd/
Accreditation through December 31, 2021
Dept phone: 848.932.2727; Dept fax: 732.932.4090

NEW MEXICO

University of New Mexico
Community and Regional Planning Program
School of Architecture and Planning
MSC04 2530
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Master of Community & Regional Planning
Claudia Isaac, Acting Director
cisaac@unm.edu
505.277.5939
http://saap.unm.edu
Accreditation through December 31, 2014
Dept phone: 505.277.5050; Dept fax: 505.277.0076

NEW YORK

Columbia University
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Urban Planning Program
400 Avery Hall, MC 358
1172 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027
Master of Science in Urban Planning
Trisha Logan, Assistant Director
tkl2116@columbia.edu
212.854.3080
www.arch.columbia.edu/
Accreditation through December 31, 2019
Dept phone: 212.854.3518; Dept fax: 212.854.9092

Cornell University
College of Architecture, Art and Planning
Department of City and Regional Planning
106 W. Sibley Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Master of Regional Planning
Susan M. Christopherson, Chair
crpchair@cornell.edu
607.254.5878
www.aap.cornell.edu/aap/crp
Accreditation through December 31, 2021
Dept phone: 607.255.6848; Dept fax: 607.255.1971

Hunter College, City University of New York
School of Arts and Sciences
Department of Urban Affairs & Planning
695 Park Avenue, West Building 1611
New York, NY 10065
Master of Urban Planning
Matthew Lasner, Director
mlasner@hunter.cuny.edu
212.396.6645
http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/uap
Accreditation through December 31, 2017
Dept phone: 212.772.5518; Dept fax: 212.772.5593

New York University
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Urban Planning Program
295 Lafayette St, 2nd Fl
New York, NY 10012
Master of Urban Planning
Ingrid Gould Ellen, Director
Ingrid.ellen@nyu.edu
212.998.7533
www.wagner.nyu.edu/urbanplanning
Accreditation through December 31, 2017
Dept phone: 212.998.7400; Dept fax: 212.995.4162

Pratt Institute
School of Architecture
Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Master of Science in City and Regional Planning
John Shapiro, Chairperson
johnshapiro@Pratt.edu
718.399.4391
http://www.pratt.edu/academics/architecture/city_planning/
Accreditation through December 31, 2014
Dept phone: 718.399.4340; Dept fax: 718.687.5688

University at Albany, State University of New York
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography and Planning
Master in Regional Planning Program
Arts & Sciences 218
Albany, NY 12222
Master in Urban and Regional Planning
Catherine T. Lawson, Director
lawsonc@albany.edu
518.442.4775
http://www.albany.edu/gp/masters_regional_planning.php
Accreditation through December 31, 2016
Dept phone: 518.442.4636; Dept fax: 518.442.4742

University at Buffalo, State University of New York
School of Architecture and Planning
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
114 Diefendorf Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-3087
Master of Urban Planning
Ernest Sternberg, Chair
ezs@buffalo.edu
716.829.3671
www.ap.buffalo.edu/planning
Accreditation through December 31, 2021
Dept phone: 716.829.3671; Dept fax: 716.829.3256

NORTH CAROLINA

East Carolina University
Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography, Planning and Environment
Urban and Regional Planning Program
A-215 Brewster Building
Greenville, NC 27858
Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning
Jerry Weitz, FAICP, Program Director
weitzj@ecu.edu
252.328.6579
www.ecu.edu/plan/
Accreditation through December 31, 2015
Dept phone: 252.328.6465; Dept fax: 252.737.1527

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of City and Regional Planning
New East Building – CB#3140
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3140
Master of City and Regional Planning
Roberto G. Quercia, Chair
quercia@email.unc.edu
919.962.4766
www.planning.unc.edu
Accreditation through December 31, 2014
Dept phone: 919.962.3983; Dept fax: 919.962.5206

OHIO

Cleveland State University
Levin College of Urban Affairs
Urban Planning, Design and Development Program
1717 Euclid Ave – Room UR 208
Cleveland, OH 44115
Master of Urban Planning, Design and Development
Dennis Keating, Director
w.keating@csuohio.edu
216.687.2298
http://urban.csuohio.edu/academics/graduate/mupdd/
Accreditation through December 31, 2019
Dept phone: 216.687.2136; Dept fax: 216.687.9342

The Ohio State University
Knowlton School of Architecture
City and Regional Planning Program
275 W. Woodruff Ave
Columbus, OH 43210-1135
Master of City and Regional Planning
Rachel Kleit, Head
Kleit.1@osu.edu
614.292.5427
http://knowlton.osu.edu/programs/city-and-regional-planning
Accreditation through December 31, 2018
Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning
Candidacy Status through December 31, 2014
Dept phone: 614.292.1012; Dept fax: 614.292.7106

University of Cincinnati
College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning
School of Planning
6210 DAAP Building, 2624 Clifton Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0016
Bachelor of Urban Planning
Master of Community Planning
Danilo Palazzo, School Director
danilo.palazzo@uc.edu
513.556.4943
http://daap.uc.edu/academics/planning.html
Accreditation through December 31, 2014
Dept phone: 513.556.4943; Dept fax: 513.556.1274

OKLAHOMA

University of Oklahoma
College of Architecture
Division of Regional and City Planning
180 Gould Hall, 830 Van Vleet Oval
Norman, OK 73019-6114
Master of Regional and City Planning
Dawn Jourdan, Director
dawnjourdan@ou.edu
405.325.3502
http://rcpl.ou.edu/
Accreditation through December 31, 2016
Dept phone: 405.325.2444; Dept fax: 405.325.7558

OREGON

Portland State University
College of Urban & Public Affairs
Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning
P.O. Box 751-USP
Portland, OR 97207-0751
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Connie P. Ozawa, Director
ozawac@pdx.edu
503.725.5126
www.pdx.edu/usp/
Accreditation through December 31, 2018
Dept phone: 503.725.4045; Dept fax: 503.725.8770

University of Oregon
Department of Planning, Public Policy & Management
Graduate Program in Community & Regional Planning
119 Hendricks Hall
Eugene, OR 97403-1209
Master of Community & Regional Planning
Richard D. Margerum, Director
pppm@uoregon.edu
541.346.3635
http://pppm.uoregon.edu/grad/crp
Accreditation through December 31, 2016
Dept phone: 541.346.3635; Dept fax: 541.346.2040

PENNSYLVANIA

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Geography and Regional Planning
9-B Leonard Hall
Indiana, PA 15705
Bachelor of Science in Regional Planning
Calvin Masilela, Director
cmasilel@iup.edu
724.357.2250
http://www.iup.edu/regionalplanning
Accreditation through December 31, 2016
Dept phone: 724.357.2250; Dept fax: 724.357.6479

Temple University
School of Environmental Design, College of Liberal Arts
Department of Community and Regional Planning
580 Meetinghouse Road
Ambler, PA 19002-3999
Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning
Deborah Howe, FAICP, Chair
dhowe@temple.edu
267.468.8301
http://www.temple.edu/ambler/crp/
Accreditation through December 31, 2015
Dept phone: 267.468.8300; Dept fax: 267.468.8315

University of Pennsylvania
School of Design
Department of City and Regional Planning
127 Meyerson Hall
210 S 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6311
Master of City Planning
John D. Landis, Chair
jlan@design.upenn.edu
215.746.2340
www.design.upenn.edu/new/cplan/index.php
Accreditation through December 31, 2019
Dept phone: 215.898.8330; Dept fax: 215.898.5731

SOUTH CAROLINA

Clemson University
College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
Department of Planning, Development and Preservation
Graduate Program in City and Regional Planning
2-215 Lee Hall, Box 340511
Clemson, SC 29634-0511
Master of City and Regional Planning
Cliff Ellis, Director
cliffoe@clemson.edu
864.656.2477
www.clemson.edu/caah/pdp/city-and-regional-planning/index.html
Accreditation through December 31, 2014
Dept phone: 864.656.1527; Dept fax: 864.656.7519

TENNESSEE

University of Memphis
School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy
Graduate Program in City and Regional Planning
208 McCord Hall
Memphis, TN 38152
Master of City and Regional Planning
Charles A. Santo, Director
casanto@memphis.edu
901.678.3566
http://planning.memphis.edu
Accreditation through December 31, 2018
Dept phone: 901.678.2161; Dept fax: 901.678.4162

TEXAS

Texas A&M University
College of Architecture
Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning
MS 3137
College Station, TX 77843-3137
Master of Urban Planning
Shannon Van Zandt, AICP, MUP Coordinator
svanzandt@tamu.edu
979.458.1223
http://laup.arch.tamu.edu
Accreditation through December 31, 2018
Dept phone: 979.845.1019; Dept fax: 979.862.1784

Texas Southern University
Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs
Department of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy
3100 Cleburne Street – PAB 420D
Houston, TX 77004
Master of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy
Qisheng Pan, Chair
pan_qs@tsu.edu
713.313.7221
www.tsu.edu/academics/colleges__schools/publicaffairs/dept-upep.php
Accreditation through December 31, 2018
Dept phone: 713.313.6842; Dept fax: 713.313.7447

The University of Texas at Arlington
School of Urban and Public Affairs
City and Regional Planning Program
Box 19588, Unversity Hall
Arlington, TX 76019
Master of City and Regional Planning
Ardeshir Anjomani, Director
anjomani@uta.edu
817.272.3310
www.uta.edu/supa/graduate/cirp.php
Accreditation through December 31, 2015
Dept phone: 817.272.3071; Dept fax: 817.272.5008

The University of Texas at Austin
School of Architecture
Graduate Program in Community and Regional Planning
One University Station B7500
Austin, TX 78712-0222
Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning
Michael D. Oden, Director
oden@austin.utexas.edu
512.471.0121
http://soa.utexas.edu/crp
Accreditation through December 31, 2017
Dept phone: 512.471.1922; Dept fax: 512.471.0716

UTAH

University of Utah
College of Architecture and Planning
Department of City & Metropolitan Planning
375 S. 1530 E. Room 235
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0370
Master of City & Metropolitan Planning
Nan Ellin, Chair
nan.ellin@utah.edu
801.581.8255
http://plan.utah.edu
Accreditation through December 31, 2021
Dept phone: 801.581.8254; Dept fax: 801.581.8217

VIRGINIA

University of Virginia
School of Architecture
Department of Urban and Environmental Planning
Campbell Hall – P.O. Box 400122
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4122
Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning
Master of Urban and Environmental Planning
Timothy Beatley, Chair
beatley@virginia.edu
434.924.6457
www.arch.virginia.edu/planning/
Accreditation through December 31, 2020
Dept phone: 434.924.3285; Dept fax: 434.982.2678

Virginia Commonwealth University
L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Master of Urban & Regional Planning Program
Rm. 102, Bowe House
917 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23284-2028
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
I-Shian (Ivan) Suen, Program Chair
isuen@vcu.edu
804.828.2721
www.has.vcu.edu/usp/MURP/
Accreditation through December 31, 2014
Dept phone: 804.828.2721; Dept fax: 804. 827.1275

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
College of Architecture & Urban Studies
Urban Affairs and Planning
Architecture Annex, Room 206 (0113)
140 Otey Street, NW
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0451
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Diane L. Zahm, AICP, Co-Chair
dzahm@vt.edu
540.231.7503
www.uap.vt.edu
Accreditation through December 31, 2014
Dept phone: 540.231.5485; Dept fax: 540.231.3367

WASHINGTON

Eastern Washington University
College of Business & Public Administration
Department of Urban Planning, Public and Health Administration
668 N. Riverpoint Blvd – Suite A
Spokane, WA 99202-1660
Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Dick G. Winchell, FAICP, Director
dwinchell@ewu.edu
509.828.1205
www.ewu.edu/CBPA/Programs/Urban-Regional-Planning.xml
Accreditation through December 31, 2019
Dept phone: 509.828.1218; Dept fax: 509.828.1275

University of Washington
College of Built Environments
Department of Urban Design and Planning
410 Gould Hall – Box 355740
Seattle, WA 98195-5740
Master of Urban Planning
Christopher Campbell, Chair
ccamp1@uw.edu
206.543.6063
http://urbdp.be.washington.edu/
Accreditation through December 31, 2015
Dept phone: 206.543.4190; Dept fax: 206.685.9597

WISCONSIN

University of Wisconsin – Madison
College of Letters & Science and College of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
925 Bascom Mall/110 Music Hall
Madison, WI 53706-1317
Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning
David Marcouiller, Chair
dwmarcou@wisc.edu
608.262.2998
http://urpl.wisc.edu/
Accreditation through December 31, 2016
Dept phone: 608.262.1004; Dept fax: 608.262.9307

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
School of Architecture and Urban Planning
Department of Urban Planning
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
Master of Urban Planning
William Huxhold, Chair
hux@uwm.edu
414.229.6954
http://www4.uwm.edu/sarup/school/up/index.cfm
Accreditation through December 31, 2018
Dept phone: 414.229.5563; Dept fax: 414.229.6976

North American and U.S. Territories

Université de Montréal
Faculty of Environmental Design
Institut d’Urbanisme
C.P. 6128, succ. Centre-ville
Montréal
Québec, CANADA H3C 3J7
Baccalauréat Spécialisé en Urbanisme
Maîtrise en Urbanisme
Franck Scherrer, Director
franck.scherrer@umontreal.ca
514.343.6386
http://urbanisme.umontreal.ca/urbanisme/linstitut/english-information/
Probationary Accreditation through April 26, 2016
Dept phone: 514.343.6865; Dept fax: 514.343.2338

University of British Columbia
Faculty of Applied Science
School of Community & Regional Planning
433-6333 Memorial Road
Vancouver
British Columbia, CANADA V6T 1Z2
Master of Arts or Master of Science (Planning)
Penny Gurstein, Director
penny.gurstein@ubc.ca
604.822.6065
www.scarp.ubc.ca
Accreditation through December 31, 2016
Dept phone: 604.822.3276; Dept fax: 604.822.3787

University of Puerto Rico
Graduate School of Planning
Campus de Rio Piedras
Torre Central Piso 7
Plaza Universitaria
Avenida Ponce de León
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931
Master in Planning
Carmen M. Concepción Rodríguez, Interim Director
concepcioncm@yahoo.com
787.764.0000 ext. 85149
http://graduados.uprrp.edu/planificacion/
Accreditation through December 31, 2017
Dept phone: 787.763.7590 ; Dept fax: 787.763.5375

Useful Documents

Revised PAB Policy/Process

As part of its strategic planning process, PAB recently completed a review of its policies and procedures, including an analysis of peer accreditor policies and best practices. As a result, PAB revised its accreditation decision categories and its appeal process, effective April 4, 2014. The policies and processes are available in The Accreditation Document or by clicking here

Accredited Planning Programs

The current list of PAB-accredited planning programs.

Summary of Actions, April 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

(File Download: 299kB)

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

PAB Policies Manual

(File Download: 181kB)

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

(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.