Michigan Public Health and Accreditation

CEPH logoThe Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is the nationally-recognized accrediting body for both schools of public health and for public health programs. Its work ensures that accredited institutions meet the standards of education in public health disciplines, making sure that our curriculum is excellent and that our graduates have the competencies and experiences to become successful public health professionals. Michigan Public Health has been continuously accredited since 1946, and was among the first cohort of 10 schools to earn accreditation at that time.

Why does accreditation matter? CEPH outlines the benefits of attending an accredited school on their website.

2019 Re-Accreditation Process

Invitation for Public Comment on The University of Michigan School of Public Health

August 20, 2019

This notice serves to inform all students, alumni, faculty, staff, community partners, members of the general public, and other stakeholders that the University of Michigan School of Public Health is applying for re-accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). As part of a multi-year process, the school will submit its final self-study report on October 21, 2019 and will have a site visit on November 20-22, 2019.

Opportunity for Third-Party Comments

All those officially notified via this announcement are invited to provide written comments directly to CEPH until October 21, 2019 (30 days before the site visit). CEPH requests that all submitted comments be in writing and contain specific observations about the school and its practices, procedures, and/or policies. Written third-party comments will remain confidential and can be sent to CEPH, as follows:

Via Email: Olivia Luzzi, Accreditation Specialist (oluzzi@ceph.org)

Via US Mail:
Olivia Luzzi
Council on Education for Public Health
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Written comments will compliment the many materials we have submitted to CEPH, including a self-study report and electronic resource file. 

Please note - this invitation for comments directly to CEPH is distinct from our request for feedback on the preliminary report below, which is due August 23rd.

Thank you for your input.

The school’s current accreditation is through December 2019 (original notification arrived November 2012). As such, the self-study process to prepare for re-accreditation has been ongoing since 2017. The updated preliminary self-study narrative report was shared with CEPH on June 20, 2019 and is available for review and feedback by faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners until August 23rd. See the materials below to share your input.

2019 Preliminary Self-Study Materials

If you have questions about CEPH accreditation and Michigan Public Health, contact the Assistant Dean for Student Engagement and Practice, Angela Beck, at ajbeck@umich.edu.