Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)
NASPAA represents The Global Standard in Public Service Education. As stated by NASPAA,
NASPAA accreditation provides a reliable and trustworthy indication of value and quality to potential students. Accreditation signals that programs meet a field-wide standard of quality, continuously seek to improve their operations, and practice truth in advertising. Students can be reasonably assured that, at a NASPAA-accredited program, they will be provided the resources to complete their program, achieve established learning objectives, and obtain public service employment.
Accreditation for public affairs programs is voluntary and indicates that the accredited programs have chosen to undergo a peer-review process and have met a set of standards that prove them to be high-quality programs.