For Immediate Release
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July1, 1999
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Master of Public Affairs Program Receives Unconditional Thumbs-Up 

The National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration’s (NASPAA) Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA) recently re-accredited Indiana University Northwest’s master of public affairs degree program. The program received unconditional accreditation for seven years and will be included on the Annual Roster of Accredited Programs.

The accreditation process combines rigorous self-study, review by the Commission, and a campus visit and report by a COPRA appointed site visit team.  Only 135 institutions in the country hold NASPAA accreditation.

 “We are pleased to receive unconditional NASPAA re-accreditation. This is a significant event and a sign of the high quality of IU Northwest’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) program. We consider membership on the Annual Roster of Accredited Programs as a clear sign that we are providing the people of Northwest Indiana with high quality professional education in public affairs,” says Joseph Pellicciotti, director of the IU Northwest SPEA programs. Pellicciotti also adds that the site visit team commended the program for its dedicated faculty, their accessibility to students, and their enthusiasm about their mission to serve the needs of Northwest Indiana.

The IU Northwest School of Public and Environmental Affairs offer a wide range of graduate and undergraduate programs. The master of public affairs program includes concentrations in criminal justice, health services administration, human services administration and public management. 

SPEA at IU Northwest is part of the Indiana University system School of Public and Environmental Affairs which offers programs on six IU campuses, and is the largest school of public affairs in the country. Other SPEA programs include the bachelor of science in public affairs (with a concentration in criminal justice, environmental policy, health services administration management and specialized study in public and environmental affairs.); bachelor of science in criminal justice and bachelor of science in health services management. Associate degrees are also available in criminal justice and public affairs.

 For more information on IU Northwest SPEA programs telephone 219-980-6695.

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