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Summary of Recent Actions

PAB accreditation indicates that the Program has undergone an external review and substantially meets the PAB standards and criteria. Programs granted accreditation demonstrated conformity with PAB standards after a thorough review from the Board. PAB bases its decisions on the overall quality of the program, its performance relative to its mission and strategic plan, and its performance relative to PAB’s 5 standards, which encompass a total of 29 criteria and 18 curriculum sub-criteria. When PAB determines that a Program does not fully meet a criterion or curriculum sub-criterion, the Program is encouraged to take steps to improve in that area and provide information to PAB on its efforts, either during the next accreditation review or in an interim progress report.

Additional detail on the accreditation actions can be found within the Accredited Planning Programs directory. Please note, the information presented below and within the directory is a summary. Please consult the school directly for in-depth information regarding programs, course offerings, and compliance with PAB standards. Programs should also be consulted directly for additional information on issues and areas of improvement identified during an accreditation review, and the actions that the school is taking to address these areas.

At its April 29 – May 1, 2021 meeting, PAB took the following action:

Cleveland State University
Master of Urban Planning and Development
The Board granted a 7-year accreditation, through December 31, 2028

Columbia University
Master of Science in Urban Planning
The Board granted a 7-year accreditation, through December 31, 2028

Eastern Washington University
Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning and Master of Urban and Regional Planning
The Board granted a 5-year accreditation, through December 31, 2026. Progress Report to be submitted July 1, 2024. Based on a satisfactory progress report, accreditation may be extended by 2 years.

Rutgers University
Master of City and Regional Planning
The Board granted the Program a 7-year accreditation term, through December 31, 2028

Temple University
Master of Science in City and Regional Planning
The Board granted a 5-year accreditation, through December 31, 2026

University of Buffalo
Master of Urban Planning
The Board granted a 7-year accreditation, through December 31, 2028

University of Cincinnati
Bachelor of Urban Planning and Master of Community Planning
The Board granted the Program a 7-year accreditation term, through December 31, 2028

University of Georgia
Master of Urban Planning and Design
The Board granted a 5-year accreditation, through December 31, 2026

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Planning and Master of Urban Planning
The Board granted a 5-year accreditation, through December 31, 2026

PAB Newsletter

  • Message from PAB Chair Bristol Ellington, AICP
  • Reflections from Dr. Connie Ozawa
  • Learn about our new Board Member: Weiping Wu, Ph.D.
  • Virtual Site Visit Teams

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