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College Accreditation Information

Temple’s College of Public Health received full accreditation by 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 26 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 US 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 Jessica Boyer, Assistant Director of Assessment and Accreditation, at jessica.boyer@temple.edu or 215 204 5586. 

Program-Specific Accreditation

The College of Public Health has 26 accredited academic programs—among the most of any comparable educational institution in the country.  

BS in Health Information Management
Accredited by the Commission on Health Informatics and Information Management Education

BS in Athletic Training
Accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training

BS in Nursing
Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing

BS in Therapeutic Recreation
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs/Committee on Accreditation of Recreational Therapy Education

BS in Social Work
Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

BS in Public Health
Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health

MA in Speech-Language-Hearing
Accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Pathology of the American Speech Language Hearing Association

MPH in Epidemiology
Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health

MPH in Applied Biostatistics
Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health

MPH in Environmental Health
Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health

MPH in Health Policy and Management
Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health

MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health

MPH - Online Program
Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health

MS in Epidemiology
Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health

MS in Health Informatics
Accredited by the Commission on Health Informatics and Information Management Education

MS in Athletic Training
Accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training

MS in Kinesiology (Athletic Training concentration)
Accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training

Master of Occupational Therapy
Accredited by the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education

Master of Social Work
Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

Master of Social Work - Online Program
Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

Doctor of Nursing Practice
Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing

Doctor of Occupational Therapy - Online Program
Accredited by the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

PhD in Epidemiology
Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health

PhD in Health Policy
Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health

PhD in Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health