Texas Southern University MPA Program Reaccredited By Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (2020-2025)

Under the leadership of Dr. Michael O. Adams, MPA Director and Interim Chair of the Political Science Department of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University,  NASPAA has been reaccredited  for a third time.

The MPA Program was founded in 1974. Dr. Adams has led the program since 2005 and has also led all three successful accreditations of the MPA program.

Dr. Adams in addition to leading the MPA, eMPA and Political Science Department, has a served as Interim Dean of the BJ-ML SOPA.

For more information about the MPA, eMPA or Political Science Department, you can contact Dr. Adams at
Michael.Adams@tsu.edu or 713-313-7760.


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TO: Michael Adams

Interim Chair, Political Science Department, MPA/eMPA Program Director

Texas Southern University

CC: Kendall Harris

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Texas Southern University

FROM: Maja H. Holmes, Chair

Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation

Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration

DATE:    July 31, 2020

SUBJECT:    NASPAA Accreditation Review

On behalf of the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA), I am pleased to inform you that the Commission found your Master of Public Administration to be in substantial conformity with NASPAA Standards, subject to the monitoring provisions outlined in the enclosed report. Your program is accredited for a period of 5 years – September 1, 2020-August 31, 2025 – and will be included on the Annual Roster of Accredited Programs.

Please accept the Commission’s congratulations on the accreditation of your program. By pursuing and achieving accreditation through a rigorous peer review, your program has demonstrated a substantial commitment to quality public service education. You are part of the global community of over 200 accredited graduate programs in public service.

Your program is in substantial conformance with the NASPAA Standards. However, the Commission concluded that questions remain about the following Standard(s): Standard 4.3, 5.1. Accordingly, COPRA plans to monitor your continued progress, annually, on these specific standards. The Commission asks that you report your progress on these particular standard(s) each year in your annual accreditation maintenance report.
If you have any questions about this decision or NASPAA’s accreditation process, I would be happy to answer them via email at Maja.Holmes@mail.wvu.edu. Questions about this year’s annual report should be directed to Martha Bohrt, Acting Chief Accreditation Officer, at mbohrt@naspaa.org.


Maja H. Holmes, Chair
Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation


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