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Accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

CEPH Masters accreditationThe 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 outside of schools of public health.

CEPH accreditation assures the quality of UVM’s Master of Public Health Program and training to achieve excellence in practice, research, and service through collaboration with organizational and community partners. CEPH accreditation is nationally recognized as the quality standard of education and training in public health, awarded only to programs that meet lengthy, rigorous criteria.

The Master of Public Health Program at UVM is the only CEPH-accredited public health program in Vermont. As part of the CEPH accreditation process, public health programs and schools undergo an intensive peer review to evaluate operating policies and practices.

UVM’s Master of Public Health Program received full five-year accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in March 2021. Additional information regarding the benefits of Accreditation from the CEPH.

Accreditation by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

The UVM Master of Public Health Program and Certificates of Graduate Study have been accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) since their launch. CEPH accreditation is further recognition of the excellence of the MPH Program.

What Accreditation Means to UVM Students

The CEPH and NECHE Accreditation guarantees that UVM’s program teaches students how to achieve excellence in practice, research and service through collaboration with over 35 organization and community partners. UVM’s MPH program is a rigorous yet flexible generalist degree program.

“The MPH program gives students the opportunity to explore subjects they are passionate about with an intricate network of support from mentors, professors, and colleagues.  Not only was I encouraged to focus on my interests alongside a strong foundation of diverse courses, but I was able to “test drive” my education prior to graduation with a career- based internship at a local health organization.

This opportunity proved invaluable in preparing me for a lifelong career in public health. I work for the Vermont Department of Health in medical logistics, using my MPH to help improve the health and happiness of Vermonters. There is nothing more meaningful than knowing you are changing and saving lives every single day – all thanks to UVM.”

Emily Pareles, MPH Graduate 2020

The 2020 Self-Study submitted to CEPH and the CEPH Team Report are available upon request. To obtain a copy, please email caitlin.jenkins@uvm.edu.

Read more about the recent announcement of UVM’s MPH CEPH Accreditation.

 

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