We're CEPH accredited. Here's why it matters.
Accreditation literally puts us on the map and in good company with the nation's 50-plus accredited schools of public health. That raises our visibility and reputation, ensures the quality and value of our students' education and degrees, increases our ability to attract committed students and world-class faculty, and helps us secure the resources to support the things we do that are most important.
This includes educating the next generation of globally minded public health and human sciences professionals, researching and learning new ways to promote health across the lifespan, and finally bringing that knowledge to our partnership with the public to improve their lifelong health and well-being.
As an accredited college of public health and human sciences, we are positioned to:
- Enhance and build the health professions workforce, fending off a predicted shortage of public health professionals
- Apply human sciences such as family science, nutrition, human development and exercise science to public health issues
- Expand our outreach network of local health departments, health providers, environmental organizations and OSU Extension programs in nutrition, family and community health, and 4-H
- Bring critical research to bear in solving problems and informing public policy
- Grow the economy, benefiting the state and region
- Apply interventions to help manage chronic disease
- Ensure lifelong health and well-being for every person, every family and every community across Oregon and beyond
The core of our accreditation process is a prescribed self-study, which reflects a thorough review of the entire College of Public Health and Human Sciences. Download the self study, its resource files and CEPH accreditation report at our Self Study page.
Frequently Asked Questions for current Oregon MPH students
Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (pdf) to see how CEPH accreditation affects current MPH students.
For more information about CEPH accreditation visit the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)