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School and Program Updates

Temple Awarded CEPH Accreditation as a School

Temple University College of Public Health has received accreditation as a school by the Council on Education for Public Health. The college is now one of two CEPH-accredited schools of public health in the Philadelphia region, and one of three in the state of Pennsylvania.

“This is a significant milestone for the college, and it underscores our broader growth as an educational and research institution,” said Dean Laura A. Siminoff. “We define ourselves through our innovative approach to public health education and research, our interprofessional collaboration, and our partnerships in the community. This accreditation reflects those characteristics.”

CEPH accreditation assures “quality in public health education and training to achieve excellence in practice, research and service, through collaboration with organizational and community partners,” according to the agency’s website. In its final report, CEPH highlighted some of the college’s strengths, recognizing its faculty’s passion and commitment to students, curricular emphasis on fieldwork and practical experience, integration of public health concepts across academic programs, extensive research infrastructure, and strong ties to community and government agencies across the region.

The college also maintains 26 program-specific accreditations including its master of public health program, which has been CEPH-accredited since 1985.

For questions about CEPH accreditation and to obtain copies of the College of Public Health’s final CEPH report and self-study report, please contact Ms. Jessica Boyer, assistant director of assessment and accreditation, at jessica.boyer@temple.edu or 215 204 5586.

Learn more about the college’s accreditations.