Temple University’s College of Public Health received full accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in October 2017. The college is one of only two CEPH-accredited schools of public health in the Philadelphia region, and one of three in the state of Pennsylvania. The college’s accreditation is in addition to its 24 program-specific accreditations including its master of public health program, which has been CEPH-accredited since 1985.

CEPH accreditation assures “quality in public health education and training to achieve excellence in practice, research and service, through collaboration with organizational and community partners.” In its final report, CEPH noted some of the College of Public Health’s strengths, recognizing its faculty’s passion and commitment to students; its focus on interprofessional education and research; its curricular emphasis on fieldwork and practical experience; its innovative integration of public health concepts across clinical academic programs; its extensive research infrastructure; its faculty’s high rates of participation in externally funded grant research and professional service outside the university; and its strong ties to community and government agencies across the region.

CEPH is an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs offered in settings other than schools of public health. CEPH is a private, nonprofit corporation with the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) as its two corporate members.

CEPH’s accreditation procedures require the College of Public Health to undertake a rigorous self-evaluation—a process which engages stakeholders from across the college and our constituencies, including faculty, staff, students, alumni, collaborators and community partners. The college must submit a self-study document and host a team of qualified external peer reviewers to validate the self-study during an extensive on-site visit. This team of reviewers includes public health academics, practitioners and accreditation specialists.

For questions about CEPH accreditation and to obtain copies of the College of Public Health’s final CEPH report and self-study report, please contact:

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Jessica Boyer

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Program-specific accreditation

Accredited ProgramAccrediting Body
Bachelor of Social WorkCouncil on Social Work Education
BS in Health Information ManagementCommission on Health Informatics and Information Management Education
BS in NursingCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education and Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
BS in Public HealthCouncil on Education for Public Health
BS in Recreational TherapyCommittee on Accreditation of Recreational Therapy Education
Master of Occupational TherapyAccreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education
Master of Social WorkCouncil on Social Work Education
Master of Social Work, Online ProgramCouncil on Social Work Education
MA in Speech, Language and Hearing SciencePennsylvania Department of Education and the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Pathology of the American Speech Language Hearing Association
MPH in Applied BiostatisticsCouncil on Education for Public Health
MPH in Environmental HealthCouncil on Education for Public Health
MPH in EpidemiologyCouncil on Education for Public Health
MPH in Health Policy and ManagementCouncil on Education for Public Health
MPH in Social and Behavioral SciencesCouncil on Education for Public Health
MPH, Online ProgramCouncil on Education for Public Health
MS in Athletic TrainingCommission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training
MS in EpidemiologyCouncil on Education for Public Health
MS in Health InformaticsCommission on Health Informatics and Information Management Education
MS in Kinesiology, Athletic Training concentrationCommission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training
Doctor of Nursing PracticeCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Doctor of Physical TherapyCommission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
PhD in EpidemiologyCouncil on Education for Public Health
PhD in Health Policy and Health Services ResearchCouncil on Education for Public Health
PhD in Social and Behavioral SciencesCouncil on Education for Public Health
The College of Public Health has 25 accredited academic programs—among the most of any comparable educational institution in the country.