Summary of Recent Actions

April 2019 Actions

Accreditation Granted

George Washington University
Master of Professional Studies in Sustainable Urban Planning
Accreditation effective 01/01/2019 through 12/31/2023

The 5-year decision is based on PAB’s findings that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.

Progress Report by July 1, 2022 to be submitted by the Program.

Harvard University
Master of Urban Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2026

The 7-year decision is based on PAB’s findings of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Accreditation Standards. No serious deficiencies.

Michigan State University
Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning and Master in Urban and Regional Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2026

The 7-year decision is based on PAB’s findings of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Accreditation Standards. No serious deficiencies.

New York University
Master of Urban Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2026

The 7-year decision is based on PAB’s findings of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Accreditation Standards. No serious deficiencies.

Progress Report by July 1, 2022 to be submitted by the Program.

University of Pennsylvania
Master of City Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2026

The 7-year decision is based on PAB’s findings of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Accreditation Standards. No serious deficiencies.

University of Illinois at Chicago
Master of Urban Planning and Policy
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2026

The 7-year decision is based on PAB’s findings of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Accreditation Standards. No serious deficiencies.

Wayne State University
Master of Urban Planning
Accreditation granted through 12/31/2024

The 5-year decision is based on PAB’s findings that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.

Progress Report by July 1, 2022 to be submitted by the Program for possible extension of accreditation of 2 years to 12/31/2026.

Denial of Accreditation, or Revocation of Accreditation
none

Denial of Candidacy Status
none

Probationary Accreditation Granted
none

Deferral of the Decision
none

History of PAB Actions

Click here (PDF) for a history of actions taken since October 2014.

Useful Documents

Accredited Planning Programs

The list of PAB-accredited planning programs.

Planning Programs Granted Candidacy Status

The list of planning programs seeking accreditation which have been granted Candidacy Status.

Considering Accreditation?

Instructions for becoming an accredited planning program.

Summary of Recent Actions

History of Accredited Programs

This list includes all degree programs currently and previously accredited by the PAB.

2017 Accreditation Standards

(File Download: 338kB)

Standards approved March 3, 2017.
Programs submitting Self-Study Reports in 2018 will use the 2017 standards.

PAB Policies and Procedures Manual

(File Download: 520kB)

PAB combined its Accreditation Document with its Policies Manual to form a single new manual: The PAB Policies and Procedures Manual. This new manual contains all the PAB policies and procedures and provides guidance on the accreditation process.

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

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A publication by CHEA designed to provide information on accreditation to students, faculty, presidents, chancellors, and governing boards of higher education institutions.