Academic Program Review Schedule

Academic programs participate in Academic Program Review (APR) on a 7-year cycle. The cycle begins with a fall semester orientation 16-18 months before the self-study is due. On the schedule below, "Next APR" indicates the spring semester in which the self-study is due and the review process takes place. Thus, a "next APR" date of 2018 means that the process begins with a fall 2016 orientation. Academic programs that have current accreditation from certain external disciplinary accreditation agencies do not participate in APR when the external agency's standards meet or exceed those of Mason's APR.

General Schedule

Semester 1, Fall
- APR orientation - Write/review SLOs - Make assessment plan - Make curriculum map - Conduct assessments - Submit faculty and alumni survey questions to OIA

Semester 2, Spring
Conduct assessments - Conduct focus groups (if desired) - OIA administers faculty and alumni surveys

Semester 3, Fall
Review institutional data - survey data - assessment results - SWOT analysis - get consensus on goals and action items - Divide report writing responsibilities - Write report - Compliance check: Submit draft report by December 1

Semester 4, Spring
Final report submitted by February 1 - Report sent out for peer review - Unit meeting with Associate Provosts and Dean in April or early May


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Last APR
Completed
College Department Program Next APR
External
Accreditation
Accreditor Last
Accreditation
Next
Accreditation
NEW Coll Visual & Performing Arts Coll Visual & Performing Arts Computer Game Design, M.A. 2020 No
NA Coll Visual & Performing Arts Coll Visual & Performing Arts Graphic Design, M.A. NA Yes National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD)
NA Coll Visual & Performing Arts School of Art Arts Education, M.A.T. NA Yes National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD) & NCATE 2010 2015-2016
NA Coll Visual & Performing Arts Coll Visual & Performing Arts Visual and Performing Arts, M.F.A. NA Yes National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD) 2010 2015-2016
NA Coll Visual & Performing Arts School of Music Music, M.M. NA Yes National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) 2008 2014
NA School of Business School of Business Business Administration, M.B.A. NA Yes Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2010 2015
None School of Business School of Business Business Administration, M.B.A. NA Yes Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2010 2015
NA School of Business School of Business Executive Business Administration, M.B.A. NA Yes Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2010 2015
NA School of Business School of Business Accounting, M.S. NA Yes Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2010 2015
None School of Business School of Business Management, MS NA Yes Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2010 2015
NA School of Business School of Business Management of Secure Information Systems, M.S. NA Yes Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
NA School of Business School of Business Real Estate Development, M.S. NA Yes Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2015
None School of Business Civil, Environ & Infrastr Engr Real Estate Development, M.S. 2020 No
NA School of Business School of Business Technology Management, M.S. NA Yes Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2010 2015
2015 Conflict Analysis & Resolution Conflict Analysis & Resolution Conflict Analysis & Resolution, M.S. 2022 No
NA Education & Human Development Graduate School of Education Counseling and Development, M.Ed. NA Yes NCATE & Virginia Department of Education (VDE) 2004 2011
NA Education & Human Development Graduate School of Education Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed. NA Yes NCATE & Virginia Department of Education (VDE) 2004 2011
NA Education & Human Development Graduate School of Education Education Leadership, M.Ed. NA Yes NCATE & Virginia Department of Education (VDE) 2004 2011
NA Education & Human Development Graduate School of Education Special Education, M.Ed. NA Yes NCATE & Virginia Department of Education (VDE) 2004 2011
NEW 2016 Education & Human Development Recreation, Health & Tourism Athletic Training, M.S. NA Yes Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training (CAATE)
NA Education & Human Development Graduate School of Education Educational Psychology, M.S. NA Yes NCATE 2011
2012 Education & Human Development Recreation, Health & Tourism Exercise, Fitness and Health Promotion, M.S. 2019 No
2012 Education & Human Development Recreation, Health & Tourism Sport and Recreation Studies, M.S. 2019 No
NA Health and Human Services Health Administration & Policy Health Systems Management, M.H.A. NA Yes Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education, CAHME 2009 2012
NA Health and Human Services Global and Community Health Public Health, M.P.H. NA Yes Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
None Health and Human Services Global and Community Health Global Health, M.S. 2019 No
None Health and Human Services Health Administration & Policy Health Informatics, M.S. 2019 No
None Health and Human Services Health Administration & Policy Health and Medical Policy, M.S. 2019 No
None Health and Human Services Nutrition and Food Studies Nutrition, M.S. 2019 No
NA Health and Human Services Nursing Nursing, M.S.N NA Yes Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) & Virginia State Board of Nursing (VSBN) 2004 2014
NA Health and Human Services Social Work Social Work, M.S.W. NA Yes Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 2009 2018
None Volgenau School of Engineering Computer Science Computer Science, M.S. 2018 No
2014 Humanities & Social Sciences History Art History, MA NA Yes National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD) 2010 2015-2016
2010 Humanities & Social Sciences Sociology & Anthropology Anthropology, M.A. 2017 No
2013 Humanities & Social Sciences Criminology, Law, and Society Criminology, Law, and Society, M.A. 2020 No
2012 Humanities & Social Sciences Communication Communication, M.A. 2019 No
2010 Humanities & Social Sciences Economics Economics, M.A. 2017 No
2015 Humanities & Social Sciences English English, M.A. 2022 No
2010 Humanities & Social Sciences Modern & Classical Languages Foreign Languages, M.A. 2016 No
2015 Humanities & Social Sciences Humanities & Social Sciences Global Affairs, M.A. 2022 No
2014 Humanities & Social Sciences History History of Decorative Arts, M.A. NA Yes National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD) 2010 2015-2016
2014 Humanities & Social Sciences History History, M.A. 2021 No
None Humanities & Social Sciences Humanities & Social Sciences Middle East & Islamic Studies, M.A. 2021 No
2012 Humanities & Social Sciences Philosophy Philosophy, M.A. 2019 No
NA Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology Psychology, M.A. NA Yes National Association of School Psychologists 2006 2010
2015 Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology Psychology, M.A. 2022 No
2010 Humanities & Social Sciences Sociology & Anthropology Sociology, M.A. 2017 No
2010 Humanities & Social Sciences MA Interdisciplinary Studies Interdisciplinary Studies, M.A.I.S. 2017 No
2015 Humanities & Social Sciences English Creative Writing, M.F.A. 2022 No
NA School of Law Law Law and Economics, LL.M No American Bar Association (ABA)
NA School of Law Law Intellectual Property Law, LL.M. No American Bar Association (ABA)
None Volgenau School of Engineering Computer Science Information Security and Assurance, M.S. 2018 No
None Volgenau School of Engineering Computer Science Information Systems, M.S. 2018 No
None Volgenau School of Engineering Computer Science Software Engineering, M.S. 2018 No
2009 Schar School of Policy and Government Policy, Govt, and Intl Affairs International Commerce and Policy, M.A. 2018 No
None Schar School of Policy and Government Policy, Govt, and Intl Affairs International Security, M.A. 2018 No
None Schar School of Policy and Government Public & International Affairs Political Science, M.A. 2018 No
None Schar School of Policy and Government Public & International Affairs Public Administration, M.P.A. NA Yes NASPAA 2019-20
None Schar School of Policy and Government Public Policy Law, J.D./M.P.P.* 2018 No
2010 Schar School of Policy and Government Public Policy Organization Development and Knowledge Management, M.S. 2018 No
2009 Schar School of Policy and Government Public Policy Peace Operations, M.S. 2018 No
2016 College of Science School of Systems Biology Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, M.S. 2016 No
2013 College of Science School of Systems Biology Biology, M.S. 2023 No
2016 College of Science School of Systems Biology Bioinformatics Management, M.S 2016 No
2014 College of Science Chemistry Chemistry, M.S. 2021 No
2012 College of Science Computational and Data Sciences Computational Science, M.S. 2019 No
2017 College of Science Geography/Geoinformation Sci Earth Systems Science, M.S. 2017 No
2011 College of Science Environmental Science & Policy Environmental Science and Policy, M.S. 2017 No
2017 College of Science College of Science Forensic Science, M.S. 2017 No
2011 College of Science Geography/Geoinformation Sci Geographic and Cartographic Sciences, M.S. 2017 No
2017 College of Science Geography/Geoinformation Sci Geoinformatics and Geospatial Intelligence, M.S. 2017 No
2010 College of Science Mathematics Mathematics, M.S. 2016 No
2012 College of Science Physics and Astronomy Applied and Engineering Physics, M.S. 2019 No
NEW 2016 College of Science School of Systems Biology Bioinformatics Management, P.S.M. Pending No
2009 Schar School of Policy and Government Public Policy Public Policy, M.P.P. 2018 No
2015 Volgenau School of Engineering Civil, Environ & Infrastr Engr Geotechnical, Construction, and Structural Engineering 2022 No
2017 Volgenau School of Engineering Applied Information Technolgy Applied Information Technology, M.S. 2016 No
2015 Volgenau School of Engineering Civil, Environ & Infrastr Engr Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, M.S. 2022 No
2014 Volgenau School of Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineer Computer Forensics, M.S. 2021 No
2014 Volgenau School of Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineer Computer Engineering, M.S. 2021 No
2010 Schar School of Policy and Government Public Policy Transportation Policy, Operations and Logistics, M.A. 2018 No
None Volgenau School of Engineering Volgenau School of Engineering Data Analytics Engineering, M.S. 2020 No
2014 Volgenau School of Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineer Electrical Engineering, M.S. 2021 No
2015 Volgenau School of Engineering Systems Engr & Operations Rsch Operations Research, M.S. 2022 No
2010 Humanities & Social Sciences Sociology & Anthropology Sociology, Ph.D. 2017 No
2015 Humanities & Social Sciences English Writing and Rhetoric, Ph.D. 2022 No
None Schar School of Policy and Government Public & International Affairs Biodefense, Ph.D. 2018 No
None Schar School of Policy and Government Public & International Affairs Political Science, Ph.D. 2018 No
2016 College of Science School of Systems Biology Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Ph.D. 2016 No
2013 College of Science School of Systems Biology Biosciences, Ph.D. 2023 No
None Volgenau School of Engineering Statistics Biostatistics, M.S. 2018 No
2015 Volgenau School of Engineering Systems Engr & Operations Rsch Systems Engineering, M.S. 2022 No
2014 Volgenau School of Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineer Telecommunications, M.S. 2021 No
None Volgenau School of Engineering Statistics Statistical Science, M.S. 2018 No
NA Coll Visual & Performing Arts School of Music Musical Arts, DMA NA Yes National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) 2009 2014
NA Coll Visual & Performing Arts School of Music Music Education, Ph.D NA Yes National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) & NCATE
2015 Conflict Analysis & Resolution Conflict Analysis & Resolution Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Ph.D. 2022 No
NA Health and Human Services Nursing Nursing Practice, DNP NA Yes American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) 2014
None Health and Human Services Health Administration & Policy Health Services Research, Ph.D. 2019 No
2013 Health and Human Services Nursing Nursing, Ph.D. 2020 No
None Health and Human Services Rehabilitation Science Rehabilitation Science, Ph.D. 2019 No
None Volgenau School of Engineering Computer Science Computer Science, Ph.D. 2018 No
None Humanities & Social Sciences Higher Education Program Community College Education, D.A. 2020 No
2013 Humanities & Social Sciences Criminology, Law, and Society Criminology, Law, and Society, Ph.D. 2020 No
2012 Humanities & Social Sciences Communication Communication, Ph.D. 2019 No
2009 Humanities & Social Sciences Cultural Studies Cultural Studies, Ph.D. 2016 No
2010 Humanities & Social Sciences Economics Economics, Ph.D. 2017 No
2014 Humanities & Social Sciences History History, Ph.D. 2021 No
2015 Humanities & Social Sciences English Linguistics, Ph.D. 2022 No
NA Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology Psychology, Ph.D. NA Yes American Psychological Association 2007 2014
2015 Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology Psychology, Ph.D. 2022 No
2014 College of Science Chemistry Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ph.D. 2021 No
2017 College of Science Atmospheric/Oceanic/Earth Sci Climate Dynamics, Ph.D. 2017 No
2012 College of Science Computational and Data Sciences Computational Sciences and Informatics, Ph.D. 2019 No
None College of Science Computational Social Science Computational Social Science, Ph.D. 2019 No
2017 College of Science Geography/Geoinformation Sci Earth Systems and Geoinformation Sciences, Ph.D. 2017 No
2011 College of Science Environmental Science & Policy Environmental Science and Public Policy, Ph.D. 2017 No
2010 College of Science Mathematics Mathematics, Ph.D. 2016 No
None College of Science Neuroscience, Ph.D. 2022 No
2012 College of Science Physics and Astronomy Physics, Ph.D. 2019 No
2010 Schar School of Policy and Government Public Policy Public Policy, Ph.D. 2018 No
NEW 2015 Volgenau School of Engineering Bioengineering Bioengineering, Ph.D. 2020 No
2015 Volgenau School of Engineering Civil, Environ & Infrastr Engr Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Ph.D. 2022 No
2014 Volgenau School of Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineer Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D. 2021 No
None Volgenau School of Engineering Volgenau School of Engineering Information Technology, Ph.D. 2016 No
2015 Volgenau School of Engineering Systems Engr & Operations Rsch Systems Engineering & Operations Research, Ph.D. 2022 No
None Volgenau School of Engineering Statistics Statistical Science, Ph.D. 2018 No
NA School of Law Law Law, J.D. NA Yes American Bar Association (ABA) 2014
NA Coll Visual & Performing Arts School of Art Art and Visual Technology, B.A. NA Yes National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD) 2010 2015-2016
2013 Coll Visual & Performing Arts School of Dance Dance, B.A. 2020 No
2013 Coll Visual & Performing Arts Coll Visual & Performing Arts Film and Video Studies, B.A. NA Yes National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD) 2010 2015-2016
NA Coll Visual & Performing Arts School of Music Music, B.A. NA Yes National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) 2008 2014
2013 Coll Visual & Performing Arts Theatre Theater, B.A. 2020 No
NA Coll Visual & Performing Arts School of Art Art and Visual Technology, B.F.A. NA Yes National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD) 2010 2015-2016
2013 Coll Visual & Performing Arts School of Dance Dance, B.F.A. 2020 No
2015 Coll Visual & Performing Arts Coll Visual & Performing Arts Computer Game Design, B.F.A. NA Yes National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD) 2010 2015-2016
2013 Coll Visual & Performing Arts Theatre Theater, B.F.A 2020 No
NA Coll Visual & Performing Arts School of Music Music, B.M. NA Yes National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) 2008 2014
NA School of Business School of Business Accounting, B.S. NA Yes Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2010 2015
NA School of Business School of Business Finance, B.S. NA Yes Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2010 2015
NA School of Business School of Business Information Systems & Operations Management, B.S. NA Yes Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2010 2015
NA School of Business School of Business Management, B.S. NA Yes Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2010 2015
NA School of Business School of Business Marketing, B.S. NA Yes Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2010 2015
2015 Conflict Analysis & Resolution Conflict Analysis & Resolution Conflict Analysis and Resolution B.A. 2022 No
2015 Conflict Analysis & Resolution Conflict Analysis & Resolution Conflict Analysis and Resolution B.S. 2022 No
NEW Education & Human Development Graduate School of Education Human Development and Family Science 2019 No
NA Education & Human Development Recreation, Health & Tourism Athletic Training, B.S. NA Yes Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training (CAATE) 2009 2019
NA Education & Human Development Recreation, Health & Tourism Health, Fitness and Recreation Resources, B.S. NA Yes National Recreation and Park Association Council on Accreditation 2009 2014
2012 Education & Human Development Recreation, Health & Tourism Health, Fitness and Recreation Resources, B.S. 2019 No
None Education & Human Development Recreation, Health & Tourism Kinesiology, B.S. 2019 No
2012 Education & Human Development Recreation, Health & Tourism Tourism and Event Management, B.S. 2019 No
NA Education & Human Development Recreation, Health & Tourism Physical Education, B.S.Ed. NA Yes NCATE & Virginia Department of Education (VDE) 2003 2010
None Health and Human Services Global and Community Health Community Health, B.S. 2019 No
NA Health and Human Services Health Administration & Policy Health Administration, B.S. NA Yes Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
NEW 2016 Health and Human Services Rehabilitation Science Rehabilitation Science, BS 2019 No
NA Health and Human Services Nursing Nursing, B.S.N. NA Yes Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) & Virginia State Board of Nursing (VSBN) 2004 2014
NA Health and Human Services Social Work Social Work, B.S.W. NA Yes Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 2009 2018
2014 Humanities & Social Sciences History Art History, B.A. NA Yes National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD) 2010 2015-2016
2010 Humanities & Social Sciences Sociology & Anthropology Anthropology, B.A. 2017 No
2013 Humanities & Social Sciences Criminology, Law, and Society Criminology, Law, and Society, B.A. 2020 No
2012 Humanities & Social Sciences Communication Communication, B.A. 2019 No
2010 Humanities & Social Sciences Economics Economics, B.A. 2017 No
2015 Humanities & Social Sciences English English, B.A. 2022 No
None Volgenau School of Engineering Computer Science Applied Computer Science, B.S. 2018 No
2010 Humanities & Social Sciences Modern & Classical Languages Foreign Languages, B.A. 2016 No
2015 Humanities & Social Sciences Humanities & Social Sciences Global Affairs, B.A. 2022 No
2014 Humanities & Social Sciences History History, B.A. 2021 No
2015 Humanities & Social Sciences Humanities & Social Sciences Latin American Studies, B.A. 2022 No
2012 Humanities & Social Sciences Philosophy Philosophy, B.A. 2019 No
2015 Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology Psychology, B.A. 2022 No
2012 Humanities & Social Sciences Religious Studies Religious Studies, B.A. 2019 No
2014 Humanities & Social Sciences Humanities & Social Sciences Russian and Eurasian Studies, B.A. 2023 No
2010 Humanities & Social Sciences Sociology & Anthropology Sociology, B.A. 2017 No
2015 Humanities & Social Sciences English Creative Writing, B.F.A. 2022 No
2010 Humanities & Social Sciences Bachelor Individualized Study Individualized Study, B.I.S. 2017 No
2013 Humanities & Social Sciences Criminology, Law, and Society Criminology, Law, and Society, B.S. 2020 No
2010 Humanities & Social Sciences Economics Economics, B.S. 2017 No
2015 Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology Neuroscience, B.S. 2022 No
2015 Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology Psychology, B.S. 2022 No
None Schar School of Policy and Government Public & International Affairs Government and International Politics, B.A. 2018 No
None Schar School of Policy and Government Public & International Affairs Public Administration, B.S. 2018 No
2013 College of Science Biology Biology, B.A. 2020 No
2014 College of Science Chemistry Chemistry, B.A. 2021 No
2011 College of Science Geography/Geoinformation Sci Geography, B.A. 2017 No
2011 College of Science Atmospheric/Oceanic/Earth Sci Geology, B.A. 2017 No
2017 College of Science Atmospheric/Oceanic/Earth Sci Atmopheric Sciences, B.S. 2017 No
2012 College of Science Physics and Astronomy Astronomy, B.S. 2019 No
2013 College of Science Biology Biology, B.S. 2020 No
NEW 2016 College of Science Computational and Data Sciences Computational and Data Sciences, B.S. 2019 No
2014 College of Science Chemistry Chemistry, B.S. 2021 No
2011 College of Science Atmospheric/Oceanic/Earth Sci Earth Science, B.S. 2017 No
2011 College of Science Environmental Science & Policy Environmental Science, B.S. 2017 No
2017 College of Science College of Science Forensic Science, B.S. 2017 No
2011 College of Science Geography/Geoinformation Sci Geography, B.S. 2017 No
2010 College of Science Mathematics Mathematics, B.S. 2016 No
2013 College of Science Molecular and Microbiology Medical Laborartory Science, B.S. 2020 No
2012 College of Science Physics and Astronomy Physics, B.S. 2019 No
None University (Provost) Provost's Office Applied Science, B.A.S. 2021 No
NA Volgenau School of Engineering Bioengineering Bioengineering, B.S. NA Yes ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission 2015 2018-19
NA Volgenau School of Engineering Civil, Environ & Infrastr Engr Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, B.S. NA Yes ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission 2013 2018-19
NA Volgenau School of Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineer Computer Engineering, B.S. NA Yes ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission 2013 2018-19
NA Volgenau School of Engineering Computer Science Computer Science, B.S. NA Yes ABET: Computing Accreditation Commission 2009 2015-16
None Volgenau School of Engineering Volgenau School of Engineering Cyber Security Engineering, B.S. 2020 No
NA Volgenau School of Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineer Electrical Engineering, B.S. NA Yes ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission 2013 2018-19
NA Volgenau School of Engineering School of IT and Engineering Information Technology, B.S. NA Yes ABET: Computing Accreditation Commission 2009 2015-16
None Volgenau School of Engineering Volgenau School of Engineering Mechanical Engineering, B.S. 2020 No
NA Volgenau School of Engineering Systems Engr & Operations Rsch Systems Engineering, B.S. NA Yes ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission 2013 2018-19
2009 Humanities & Social Sciences School of Integrative Studies Environmental and Sustainability Studies, B.A. 2018 No
2009 Humanities & Social Sciences School of Integrative Studies Integrative Studies, B.A. 2018 No
2009 Humanities & Social Sciences School of Integrative Studies Integrative Studies, B.S. 2018 No
2013 Coll Visual & Performing Arts Coll Visual & Performing Arts Arts Management, M.A. NA Yes National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD) 2010 2015-2016