Undergraduate Program Management

NASPAA Undergraduate Guidelines 2016

These guidelines were developed by NASPAA's Undergraduate Committee as an update to NASPAA's 1997 Undergraduate Guidelines and adopted in 2016.


2019 Undergraduate Survey Results


Undergraduate Survey Results

Undergraduate Program Engagement

Undergraduate Panel Conference 2018

Undergraduate Committee

See who is on the Undergraduate Committee


Join The Undergraduate Listserv

Be a part of the Undergraduate conversation and engage with your peers. 

Guidelines and Examples

Please note, examples included in the section have been provided by programs.  While the Undergraduate Committee supports the sharing of examples,  the NASPAA Undergraduate Guidelines are the only document on this page endorsed by the Undergraduate Committee and approved by the Executive Council.


Example Review of Park University BPA using NASPAA Standards -- Please note this document has not been reviewed by or approved by COPRA and is only an example of how one might use NASPAA's Masters Accreditation Standards to review an undergraduate program.

Providing NASPAA Data


Please take the time to complete NASPAA's Undergraduate Survey.   This annual survey is used to help us track trends in the field of undergraduate public affairs education.  The results are shared at NASPAA's fall Annual Conference.  The data is also used to populate NASPAA's list of: Schools who offer an Undergraduate Program.


PDF Copy of Survey for Reference

Highlighted Scholarly Articles

Journal Article Undergraduate Education

Going beyond study abroad: An introduction to United States and Chinese joint undergraduate degree programs in public affairs education

Madinah F. Hamidullah
Mauricio Astudillo-Rodas
Journal of Public Affairs Education
Journal Article Undergraduate Education

Continuing to build knowledge: Undergraduate nonprofit programs in institutions of higher learning

Carol Brunt
Peter C. Weber
Journal of Public Affairs Education
Journal Article Undergraduate Education

Do undergraduate public administration, policy, and affairs programs mimic graduate curricula?

D. Ryan Miller
Journal of Public Affairs Education


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