The University of San Francisco Accreditation
Why is accreditation important? Regional accreditation means a university has undergone a thorough self-review facilitated by an independent accrediting body that verifies the institution meets rigorous academic standards. Accrediting bodies base their regional or national standards on U.S. Department of Education guidelines, ensuring that the institution they accredit offers quality education.
The prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International accredits the University of San Francisco’s School of Management, which offers the Online Master of Public Administration (MPA). To be awarded AACSB accreditation, a school must meet rigorous standards, as this distinction represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. For more information, contact the AACSB International.
The University of San Francisco Online MPA is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). NASPAA is the membership association of graduate programs whose mission is to promote the ideal of public service and ensure excellence in education and training for public service. The membership includes U.S. university programs in public affairs, public policy, public administration, and nonprofit management. For more information, contact the NASPAA.
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
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Washington, DC 20005
The University of San Francisco is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). For more information, contact the WASC.