Texas A&M University

Contact Info

Andrew Rumbach, MUP Coordinator
Dept phone: 979.845.1019
arumbach@arch.tamu.edu
http://laup.arch.tamu.edu/academics/graduate/mup/
Public Information

Accreditation Actions

Accreditation through December 31, 2028
Last Accreditation Cycle: 2020 – 2021
Next Accreditation Cycle: 2027 – 2028
Progress Report: Not Applicable

Summary of Recent Actions

October 2021: Program granted 7-year accreditation.

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 five 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.

The Planning Accreditation Board has required the Program to address issues in the following areas:

  • Criterion 4B / Areas of Specializations and Electives determined to be partially-met. The urban and economic development specialization lacks a distinctive focus and required courses for the specialization are not regularly offered.

This information is a summary only. 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. If the Program has provided a response to any of the issues cited above, please see below for a link to the response.

October 2018: Program granted 3-year accreditation. The 3-year decision is based on PAB’s findings that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.

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.

This information is a summary only. 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.