University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Henry Renski, Acting Program Director
413.545.6608; Dept phone: 413.545.2255
Accreditation through December 31, 2026
Last Accreditation Cycle: Fall 2018
Next Accreditation Cycle: 2025 – 2026
Progress Report: Not Applicable
Summary of Recent Actions
April 2019: 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 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.
The Planning Accreditation Board has required the Program to address issues in the following areas:
- 1F/ Public Information
- 3F/ Professional Involvement and Community Outreach
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