The Master of Public Health program at West Chester University is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). CEPH evaluates schools and programs of public health to ensure their quality so that students can identify, prevent and solve community health problems by the time they graduate. It was established in 1974 by the American Public Health Association (APHA).
The West Chester University MPH Program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Accreditation was awarded on June 18, 2016 for a seven year term extending to July 1, 2023.
Electronic copies of the CEPH Final Accreditation Report and the Final Self-Study are available below:
WCU MPH Program: Final Self-Study, September 22, 2015
West Chester University’s Master of Public Health Program had to apply for accreditation through CEPH. It received pre-accreditation in 2003, for a 2 year period, and then applied for full accreditation in 2005.
Accreditation requires that the program be evaluated at least every seven years and that it submits to several reviewing processes to ensure the quality of the program. These processes include a self-evaluation, submitting a self-study and hosting a team of qualified peer reviewers who validate the self-study during an on-site visit to the campus.
After completion of an accredited MPH program's requirements, students can sit for the Certified in Public Health Examination (CPH Exam)