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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 October 21 – 23, 2021 meeting, PAB made the following accreditation decisions:

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

East Carolina University
Bachelor of Science in Community and Regional Planning
The Board granted the Program a 5-year accreditation term, through December 31, 2026.

Texas A&M University
Master of Urban Planning
The Board granted the Program a 7-year accreditation term, through December 31, 2028.

University of California, Irvine
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
The Board granted the Program a 7-year accreditation term, through December 31, 2028. Progress Report by July 1, 2024 to be submitted by Program.

University of New Mexico
Master of Community and Regional Planning
The Board granted the Program a 7-year accreditation term, through December 31, 2028.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Master of City and Regional Planning
The Board granted the Program a 5-year accreditation term, through December 31, 2026. Progress Report by July 1, 2024 to be submitted by Program.

University of Southern California
Master of Urban Planning
The Board granted the Program a 7-year accreditation term, through December 31, 2028.

University of Utah
Master of City and Metropolitan Planning
The Board granted the Program a 5-year accreditation term, through December 31, 2026. Progress Report by July 1, 2024 to be submitted by Program.

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
The Board granted the Program a 7-year accreditation term, through December 31, 2028.

University of Massachusetts, Boston
Master of Science in Urban Planning and Community Development
The Board granted candidacy status, through December 31, 2023.

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