Michigan Public Health and Accreditation
The 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.
The school’s current accreditation is through December 2019 (original notification arrived November 2012). As such, the school conducted a self-study process in 2017-2019 for re-accreditation, which included submitting a final report to CEPH and hosting a site visit in the fall of 2019. The complete report, site visit findings, and the school's response will be reviewed by CEPH in the summer of 2020.