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HUGO WALL SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

MPA Accreditation

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The Master of Public Administration degree at Wichita State University Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

NASPAA accreditation recognizes that a master's program in public affairs has gone through a rigorous process of voluntary peer review conducted by the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA), and has met their Standards for Professional Master's Degree Programs in Public Affairs, Policy and Administration.

Once a program elects to go through the accreditation process, it begins by conducting a one year-long self study, which is then submitted to COPRA. COPRA reviews the self study, and then continues the process with a three day campus visit by a COPRA-appointed site visit team. The process culminates in a final review by COPRA, which makes a decision as to whether the program is in conformity with the Standards.

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