CEPH Applicant Status

Effective September 20th, 2014, Walden University's MPH program is an applicant for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The accreditation review will address the Master of Public Health program. Other degrees and areas of study offered by this institution will not be included in the unit of accreditation review. For more information on the accrediting process, please visit CEPH’s website at http://ceph.org/

CEPH Accreditation Disclosure:

The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs.

Master of Public Health (MPH) programs applying for CEPH accreditation must undergo a self-study process before achieving accreditation. The time from acceptance of an application by CEPH's Council to the time of an accreditation decision is typically three years. It may be longer or shorter in some cases.

Recently, the CEPH Board elected to alter its policy regarding the date upon which a program is “officially” accredited, once it is approved. The date of initial accreditation will be either 1) the date on which the Program of Public Health (PPH) application was accepted by the Council or, as is the case for Walden’s MPH program, 2) the date on which the most recent extension of applicant status was granted (June 17, 2016). The Council assigns the date of initial accreditation during the Council meeting at which the accreditation decision is made.

Please visit the CEPH web site for additional information http://ceph.org/assets/Initial_Accreditation_Date_FAQ.pdf

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