The Georgia State University School of Public Health has held continuous accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) since 2016 and is accredited through December 31, 2028.
Most Recent CEPH Reaccreditation Self-Study and Report
The Georgia State 2021 self-study document can be found here. The Council’s 2021 final accreditation report can be found here.
Brief History of our Accreditation
Georgia State’s Master of Public Health (MPH) degree has been accredited as a program by CEPH since 2007—making GSU the first public university in Atlanta to gain that distinction. The school began the rigorous process to transition from its MPH program-level-only accreditation to its new full school-level accreditation in 2013. In June 2016, The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Board of Councilors accredited the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. The school received a ‘met’ finding, the highest possible, on all criteria evaluated and the school’s initial school-level accreditation is for a five-year term, extending through July 1, 2021. At the conclusion of that term, the school sought reaccreditation from CEPH, and the CEPH Board of Councilors reaccredited the School of Public Health at Georgia State University for a seven-year term, extending through December 31, 2028. Each CEPH accreditation and reaccreditation application is a three-year process that involves the efforts of faculty, staff, students, alumni and community partners. The school is grateful for the time and investment of all involved who support these efforts
Why is CEPH Accreditation Important to the School of Public Health at Georgia State?
CEPH accreditation sets a standard by which all accredited schools of public health work to enhance health in human populations, through organized community effort. Accreditation assures the public that the school has met the most up-to-date standards established by the public health profession in the areas the school’s instruction, research, service, governance and administration. It gives the school’s students, instructors, and researchers eligibility for a greater number of funding and fellowship opportunities. Accreditation also assures students and their future employers that the school’s curriculum equips our graduates with the skills and knowledge needed for 21st century public health jobs. Finally, CEPH accreditation allows the school to be a member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH, formerly ASPH), whose mission is to strengthen the capacity of members by advancing leadership, excellence, and collaboration for academic public health.
*Georgia State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate’s, baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Georgia State University.