Council on Education for Public Health

  • MD


1010 Wayne Avenue
Suite 220
Silver Spring
United States

About Us


The Council on Education for Public Health (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. These schools and programs prepare students for entry into careers in public health. The primary professional degree is the Master of Public Health (MPH) but other master’s and doctoral degrees are offered as well.

The Council is a private, nonprofit corporation with APHA and ASPPH (formerly ASPH) as its two corporate members. The affairs of the corporation are directed by a 10-member board. As an independent body, the board is solely responsible for adopting criteria by which schools and programs are evaluated, for establishing policies and procedures, for making accreditation decisions, and for managing the business of the corporation.


Leading and fostering innovation in quality improvement.


CEPH assures quality in public health education and training to achieve excellence in practice, research and service, thorugh collaboration with organzational and community partners.


CEPH protects the interests of students and the public by supporting the development of successful public health schools and programs. We value the following:

  • Quality and innovation in process and outcomes;
  • Consistency, fairness and transparency; and
  • Collaboration and inclusion to support positive environments in our own organization and in those we accredit.