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Roster of NASPAA Accredited Programs 2013-14

NASPAA accreditation recognizes that a master’s program in public affairs has undertaken a rigorous process of peer review conducted by Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA). All NASPAA accredited programs have successfully met NASPAA Standards for Professional Master’s Degree Programs in Public Affairs, Policy and Administration. Some universities have more than one NASPAA accredited program; in this case each master’s degree program must meet NASPAA standards independently. Accreditation of a degree program extends to all campuses and formats where that degree is offered. NASPAA does not accredit undergraduate degrees or PhD programs.

NASPAA's membership consists of 282 member institutions, which offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in public affairs and administration. Of the total number of programs eligible to participate in peer review, 180 programs at 169 schools (60% of member institutions) have been accredited.

Annual Roster of Accredited Programs

Effective 9/1/2013

2013 COPRA Accreditation Actions

The years appearing immediately following the institutional name indicates the projected academic year for the next regularly scheduled review. (For example, if the year indicates “2013-14,” then the self study would be submitted by August 15 of 2013, the site visit would take place sometime between February and April of 2014, and the accreditation decision would be made by the Commission in June of 2014.) This year identification does not preclude the Commission from authorizing a site evaluation prior to the designated year. 

Download the Roster of Accredited Programs (pdf)

 

CHINA
BEIJING Accredited through
Tsinghua University
School of Public Policy and Management
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2019-20
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
ALABAMA Accredited through
Auburn University at Auburn
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2018-19
Auburn University at Montgomery 
Dept of Political Science & Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2013-14
Jacksonville State University
College of Arts and Sciences
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2019-20
The University of Alabama at Birmingham 
Department of Government
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2015-16
Troy University 
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2015-16
ARIZONA Accredited through
Arizona State University
School of Public Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
 2016-17
The University of Arizona 
School of Government & Public Policy
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2015-16
ARKANSAS Accredited through
Arkansas State University 
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2014-15
University of Arkansas at Little Rock 
Institute of Government
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2013-14
CALIFORNIA Accredited through
California State Polytechnic University 
Political Science Department
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2013-14
California State University, Bakersfield 
Department of Public Policy & Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2014-15
California State University, Chico 
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2016-17
California State University, Dominguez Hills 
Department of Public Admin and Public Policy
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2015-16
California State University, Fresno 
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2019-20
California State University, Fullerton 
Division of Politics, Administration, and Justice
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2016-17
California State University, Long Beach 
Graduate Center for Public Policy & Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2015-16
California State University, Los Angeles 
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2014-15
California State University, San Bernardino 
Department of Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2016-17
California State University, Stanislaus 
Department of Political Science and Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2016-17
Naval Postgraduate School 
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
DEFENSE-FOCUSED MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT
2014-15
San Diego State University 
School of Public Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2013-14
San Francisco State University 
Department of Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2013-14
San Jose State University 
Department of Political Science
MASTER IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2016-17
University of La Verne 
Department of Public and Health Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2013-14
University of San Francisco
School of Management
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
 2018-19
University of Southern California 
Sol Price School of Public Policy
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2012-13
COLORADO Accredited through
University of Colorado Denver 
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

School of Public Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2013-14
CONNECTICUT Accredited through
University of Connecticut 
Department of Public Policy
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2017-18
DELAWARE Accredited through
University of Delaware 
School of Public Policy and Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2017-18
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Accredited through
American University 
Department of Public Administration and Policy
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY
2014-15
American University 
Department of Public Administration and Policy
KEY EXECUTIVE MASTER'S DEGREE
2015-16
The George Washington University 
Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Admin
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2014-15
The George Washington University 
Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Admin
MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY
2015-16
FLORIDA Accredited through
Florida Atlantic University 
School of Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2013-14
Florida Gulf Coast University 
Division of Public Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2014-15
Florida International University 
School of International and Public Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2017-18
Florida State University 
Askew School of Public Administration & Policy
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2013-14
University of Central Florida 
Department of Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2018-19
University of North Florida 
Department of Political Science & Public Admin
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2013-14
University of South Florida 
Department of Government & International Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2016-17
GEORGIA  Accredited through
Albany State University 
College of Arts & Humanities
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2017-18
Clark Atlanta University 
Department of Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 
2016-17
Georgia College & State University 
Department of Government and Sociology
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2015-16
Georgia Regents University 
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2015-16
Georgia Southern University 
Department of Political Science, Justice Studies, and Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2013-14
Georgia State University
Department of Public Management and Policy
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
 2014-15
Kennesaw State University 
Department of Political Science and International Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2017-18
Savannah State University
Department of Political Science and Public Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
 2015-16
The University of Georgia 
School of Public and International Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2014-15
University of West Georgia 
Department of Political Science and Planning
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2016-17
Valdosta State University 
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2017-18
IDAHO Accredited through
Boise State University 
Department of Public Policy and Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2014-15
ILLINOIS Accredited through
DePaul University 
School of Public Service
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE
2018-19
DePaul University 
School of Public Service
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PUBLIC SERVICE
2015-16
Governors State University 
College of Business & Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2017-18
Northern Illinois University 
Division of Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2013-14
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville 
Department of Public Administration & Policy Analysis
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2018-19
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2014-15
The University of Illinois at Chicago 
Department of Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2013-14
University of Illinois at Springfield 
College of Public Affairs and Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2015-16
INDIANA Accredited through
Indiana University, Bloomington 
School of Public & Environmental Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
2013-14
Indiana University, Northwest 
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
2019-20
Indiana University, South Bend Campus 
School of Public & Environmental Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
2013-14
Indiana University-Purdue University, Ft. Wayne 
Department of Public Policy
MASTER OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
2013-14
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
School of Public & Environmental Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
2013-14
KANSAS Accredited through
Kansas State University 
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2017-18
The University of Kansas 
School of Public Affairs and Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2014-15
Wichita State University 
Hugo Wall School of Urban and Public Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2015-16
KENTUCKY Accredited through
Eastern Kentucky University 
Department of Government
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2017-18
Kentucky State University 
School of Public Administration, Social Work, and Criminal Justice
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2017-18
Morehead State University 
School of Public Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2018-19
Northern Kentucky University 
Dept. of Political Science and Criminal Justice
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2018-19
University of Kentucky 
Martin School of Public Policy & Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2013-14
University of Louisville 
School of Urban & Public Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2017-18
Western Kentucky University 
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2015-16
LOUISIANA Accredited through
Grambling State University 
Department of Political Science and Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2018-19
Louisiana State University 
Public Administration Institute
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2016-17
Southern University and A&M College 
Department of Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2018-19
University of New Orleans
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2019-20
MARYLAND  Accredited through
Bowie State University 
Department of Management, Marketing and Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2018-19
University of Baltimore 
School of Public and International Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2017-18
University of Maryland, Baltimore County 
Department of Public Policy
MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY
2015-16
University of Maryland, College Park 
School of Public Policy
MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY
2016-17
MASSACHUSETTS Accredited through
Bridgewater State University 
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2015-16
Northeastern University 
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2016-17
Suffolk University 
Department of Public Management
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2019-20
MICHIGAN Accredited through
Central Michigan University 
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2016-17
Eastern Michigan University 
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2013-14
Grand Valley State University 
School of Public, Nonprofit, and Health Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2015-16
Oakland University 
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2014-15
Wayne State University 
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2013-14
Western Michigan University 
School of Public Affairs & Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2017-18
MINNESOTA Accredited through
University of Minnesota 
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY
2013-14
MISSISSIPPI Accredited through
Jackson State University 
Department of Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY & ADMINISTRATION
2017-18
Mississippi State University 
Department of Political Science and Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY & ADMINISTRATION
2017-18
MISSOURI Accredited through
Missouri State University 
Political Science Department
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2013-14
Saint Louis University 
College of Education and Public Service
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2014-15
University of Missouri-Columbia 
Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
2017-18
University of Missouri-Kansas City 
Henry W. Bloch School of Management
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2013-14
University of Missouri-St. Louis 
Public Policy Administration Masters Program
MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY ADMINISTRATION
2014-15
NEBRASKA Accredited through
University of Nebraska at Omaha 
College of Public Affairs & Community Service
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2018-19
NEVADA Accredited through
University of Nevada, Las Vegas 
Department of Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2017-18
NEW JERSEY Accredited through
Kean University 
Department of Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2015-16
Rutgers University, Camden 
Graduate Department of Public Policy & Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2014-15
Rutgers University, New Brunswick 
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY
2017-18
Rutgers University, Newark 
School of Public Affairs and Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2017-18
Seton Hall University 
Center for Public Service
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2015-16
NEW MEXICO Accredited through
New Mexico State University 
Department of Government
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2018-19
The University of New Mexico 
School of Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2018-19
NEW YORK Accredited through
Baruch College/City University of New York 
School of Public Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2014-15
Binghamton University 
Department of Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2013-14
Columbia University 
School of International Policy and Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
2019-20
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY 
Department of Public Management
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2014-15
Long Island University, Brooklyn 
School of Business, Public Administration and Info Sciences
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2015-16
Long Island University, Post 
Department of Health Care & Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2017-18
New York University 
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2016-17
State University of New York, The College at Brockport 
Department of Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2018-19
Syracuse University 
Dept. of Public Administration and International Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2014-15
The New School 
The Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN URBAN POLICY ANALYSIS & MANAGEMENT
2014-15
University at Albany, SUNY 
Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2015-16
NORTH CAROLINA Accredited through
Appalachian State University 
Department of Government & Justice Studies
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2016-17
East Carolina University 
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2014-15
North Carolina State University 
School of Public and International Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2013-14
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
School of Government
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2016-17
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2014-15
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro 
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
2013-14
University of North Carolina, Wilmington 
Department of Public and International Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2019-20
NORTH DAKOTA Accredited through
University of North Dakota 
Dept of Political Science & Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2018-19
OHIO Accredited through
Cleveland State University 
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2016-17
Kent State University 
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2014-15
The Ohio State University 
John Glenn School of Public Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
IN-CAREER MASTER OF ARTS IN PUBLIC POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
2014-15
The University of Toledo 
Department of Political Science & Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2016-17
University of Dayton 
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2013-14
Wright State University 
Department of Urban Affairs & Geography
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2015-16
OREGON Accredited through
Portland State University 
Division of Public Administration
EXECUTIVE MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
2019-20
University of Oregon 
Department of Planning, Public Policy & Management
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2013-14
Willamette University 
Atkinson Graduate School of Management
MBA FOR BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT AND NOT FOR PROFIT MANAGEMENT
2015-16
PENNSYLVANIA Accredited through
Carnegie Mellon University 
Heinz School of Public Policy & Management
MASTER OF PUBLIC MANAGEMENT
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PUBLIC POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
2013-14
The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg 
School of Public Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2014-15
University of Pittsburgh 
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2014-15
Villanova University 
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2015-16
PUERTO RICO Accredited through
University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Campus 
Roberto Sanchez Vilella School of Public Admin
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2016-17
SOUTH CAROLINA Accredited through
College of Charleston 
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2013-14
University of South Carolina 
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2013-14
SOUTH DAKOTA Accredited through
The University of South Dakota 
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2019-20
TENNESSEE Accredited through
Tennessee State University 
Department of Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2018-19
The University of Memphis 
Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2015-16
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 
Department of Political Science, Public Administration and Nonprofit Management
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2018-19
TEXAS Accredited through
Texas A&M International University 
Department of Public Affairs and Social Research
MASTER OF ADMINISTRATION
2019-20
Texas A&M University 
Bush School of Government and Public Service
MASTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION
2013-14
Texas Southern University 
Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2017-18
Texas State University
Department of Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2016-17
Texas Tech University 
Department of Political Science
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2014-15
The University of Texas at Arlington 
School of Urban and Public Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2017-18
The University of Texas at Austin 
LBJ School of Public Affairs 
MASTER OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
2019-20
The University of Texas at Dallas 
School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
MASTER OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
2016-17
The University of Texas at El Paso 
Institute for Policy and Economic Development
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2017-18
The University of Texas at San Antonio 
Department of Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2019-20
University of North Texas 
Department of Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2014-15
UTAH  Accredited through
Brigham Young University 
George W. Romney Institute of Public Management
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2017-18
The University of Utah 
Department of Political Science
MASTER IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2018-19
VERMONT Accredited through
The University of Vermont 
Department of Community Development & Applied Economics
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2018-19
VIRGINIA Accredited through
George Mason University 
Department of Public & International Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2019-20
James Madison University
School of Public Policy and Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2019-20
Old Dominion University 
Department of Urban Studies and Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2016-17
Virginia Commonwealth University 
L. Douglas Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2016-17
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 
Center for Public Administration & Policy
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2015-16
WASHINGTON Accredited through
Seattle University 
Institute of Public Service
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2017-18
University of Washington 
Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2013-14
WEST VIRGINIA Accredited through
West Virginia University
Division of Public Administration
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
 2014-15

Download the Roster of Accredited Programs (pdf)

2012 COPRA Accreditation Actions
2012 Denial of Accreditation Statement
2011 COPRA Accreditation Actions

 

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