Criteria for Membership
Programs that have a substantial commitment to the purpose of the Association, and which have established curricula leading to professional graduate or undergraduate degrees in public policy, affairs, administration, nonprofit or similar disciplines can be considered for membership. The organizational structure and location of the degree-granting unit (within a college, a stand-alone school, a department, an institute, etc.) does not matter. NASPAA accepts members globally.
Membership does not automatically grant accreditation to degree programs, or imply that NASPAA has made any judgment about the quality of a member's academic program.