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CEPH Makes 23 Accreditation Decisions at Spring 2016 Meeting

The Council on Education for Public Health met on June 15-18 in New Orleans to make accreditation decisions and to discuss the ongoing criteria revisions.

The  Council  continued  discussing  the  draft  criteria,  and  an  updated  version  is  open  for comment through September 7, 2016.

The Council made the following accreditation decisions:

Reaccredited 10 public health programs (PHP):

Reaccredited 6 schools of public health (SPH):

Granted initial accreditation to 1 PHP:

Granted initial accreditation to 2 SPHs (both transitioned from accredited PHPs):

Granted initial accreditation to 4 standalone baccalaureate programs (SBP):

Accepted 1 SPH application (transitioning from accredited PHP):

Accepted 2 PHP applications:

Accepted 1 SBP application:

To earn and maintain accreditation, schools and programs must meet specific educational quality  standards  defined  by  CEPH.  These  standards  relate  to  the  school  or  program’s

1) organization,  2) instructional  programs,  3)  creation,  application   and   advancement  of knowledge, and 4) faculty, staff and students.

“The accreditation process requires commitment from administrators, faculty, staff, students and other constituents,” said Laura Rasar King, executive director of CEPH. “The Council recognizes the efforts of accredited schools and programs to make ongoing improvements to ensure that students receive a high-quality education that advances them toward their career goals.”

CEPH currently accredits 59 schools and 109 programs. In addition to the United States, accredited schools and programs are located in Canada, Mexico, Lebanon and the West Indies.


The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is an independent agency recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs offered in settings other than schools of public health. These schools and programs prepare students for entry into careers in public health. The primary professional degree is the Master of Public Health (MPH) but other baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees are offered as well. Visit for more information.