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:
|Accredited Program||Accrediting Body|
|Bachelor of Social Work||Council on Social Work Education|
|BS in Health Information Management||Commission on Health Informatics and Information Management Education|
|BS in Nursing||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education: The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Temple University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). |
The program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
|BS in Public Health||Council on Education for Public Health|
|BS in Recreational Therapy||Committee on Accreditation of Recreational Therapy Education|
|Master of Occupational Therapy||Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education|
|Master of Social Work||Council on Social Work Education|
|Master of Social Work, Online Program||Council on Social Work Education|
|MA in Speech, Language and Hearing Science||Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Pathology of the American Speech Language Hearing Association|
|MPH in Applied Biostatistics||Council on Education for Public Health|
|MPH in Environmental Health||Council on Education for Public Health|
|MPH in Epidemiology||Council on Education for Public Health|
|MPH in Health Policy and Management||Council on Education for Public Health|
|MPH in Nutrition||Council on Education for Public Health and the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)|
|MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences||Council on Education for Public Health|
|MPH, Online Program||Council on Education for Public Health|
|MS in Athletic Training||Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training|
|MS in Epidemiology||Council on Education for Public Health|
|MS in Health Informatics||Commission on Health Informatics and Information Management Education: The Master's Degree Health Informatics Program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).|
|MS in Kinesiology, Athletic Training concentration||Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training|
|Doctor of Nursing Practice||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education: The doctor of nursing practice program at Temple University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).|
|Doctor of Physical Therapy||Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education|
|PhD in Epidemiology||Council on Education for Public Health|
|PhD in Health Policy and Health Services Research||Council on Education for Public Health|
|PhD in Social and Behavioral Sciences||Council on Education for Public Health|
Opportunity for third-party comments on reaccreditation
The Temple University College of Public Health is undergoing reaccreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). CEPH will be conducting a site visit November 30–December 2, 2022. As part of the reaccreditation process, the public is invited to provide comments regarding the College of Public Health by October 31, 2022. Comments should be emailed directly to CEPH at firstname.lastname@example.org.