CEPH Accreditation



The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredits schools/colleges and programs of public health in the United States. In 2009, CEPH voted to accredit the Master of Science in Health Public (MSPH) Program at Meharry Medical College for a five-year term, ending in 2014. The MSPH Program began its reaccreditation process in Fall 2012.

As part of the process, the MSPH Program was required to produce a self-study report to CEPH. The self-study report was review by the CEPH site visiting team.  On the subsequent team’s visit to Meharry Medical College, it met with a variety of stakeholders including faculty, students, staff, administrators, advisory committee, alumni and other members of the community. Thirty days after the site visit, the committee will provide the program with a draft report containing their findings.  CEPH has provided a draft of its report to the MSPH program to which the program has the option of responding.

 A decision was made by the CEPH Board of Council on the Program’s reaccreditation in fall 2014. The Council voted to reaccredit the Master of Science in Health Public (MSPH) Program at Meharry Medical College for a seven-year term, ending in December 31, 2021. 

Please take a moment to review our reaccreditation timeline:



November 2013

Completion of preliminary self-study and submission to review committee.

January 2014

Review committee informed MSPH of changes to preliminary self-study they feel are needed.

March 8th, 2014

Completion of self-study document with changes and updates and submission to review committee. (Please click here to view the self-study report).

April 8th-10th, 2014

Site visit by review committee.

May 27th, 2014

Draft report of the site visit received from CEPH.(Please click here to view the draft report).

August 5th, 2014

Deadline for the MSPH Program to respond to draft report.

September 18th-20th 2014

The full Council on Education in Public Health meets to discuss renewal of MSPH’s accreditation for seven years, the maximum period allowed (through 2021).

October 6th, 2014

The MSPH Program was reaccredited for a seven-year term, extending to December 31, 2021, with an interim report due in fall 2015.