Accreditation is a process by which a program acquires a certificate of professional authority and competency. Graduate programs in Public Administration are considered, evaluated, and given accreditation by the Global Standard in Public Service Education, NASPAA. The MPA program joined the ranks of the nation’s top public administration programs through this accreditation. This means that the quality of the education provided and the credentials of the faculty in our program have been nationally and globally validated as meeting high standards for professional public service.
Our program is the second in the Texas A&M University System to be accredited. We are Texas A&M University regional institution to have NASPAA accreditation. We applied for accreditation Spring 2012 semester, after 10 years of experience delivering courses. This process included a self-study, COPRA preliminary review, and a site visit from NASPAA. The decision by NASPAA was made Summer 2013. This was achieved through a joined effort by TAMIU, COAS, MPA Faculty, MPA Advisory Board, MPA Graduates, Students, as well as Administrative Staff.