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

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.