To promote quality in public health education through a continuing process of self-evaluation by the schools and programs that seek accreditation;
To assure the public that institutions offering graduate instruction in public health have been evaluated and judged to meet standards essential for the conduct of such educational programs;
To encourage - through periodic review, consultation, research, publications, and other means - improvements in the quality of education for public health.
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. View MPH Accreditation Information Flier.
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.