What Does It Mean to be Accredited?

Accreditation is a process by which a program is given a certificate of authority and competency. Graduate programs in Public Administration are considered, evaluated, and given accreditation by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Admi.nistration, also known as NASPAA. The MPA program recently joined the ranks of the nation’s top public administration programs through this certification. This means that the caliber of the education provided and the credentials of the faculty in our program have been nationally and globally certified to meet high quality standards for professional public service.

Our program is only the second in the Texas A&M System to be accredited. We are the only Texas A&M regional institution to have NASPAA accreditaiton. We applied for accreditaiton Spring 2012 semester, after 10 years of experience delivering courses. This process included a self-study and a site vistiation from NASPAA. The decision by NASPAA was made Summer 2013. This was achieved through a joined effort by TAMIU, COAS, the MPA Faculty, MPA Advisory Board, MPA Graduates and Alumni as well as Administrative Staff.      

NAASPA Accreditation