On August 13, 2007, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health received full accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
CEPH, an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, reviews schools of public health for accreditation every seven years. Schools are evaluated against criteria that establish expectations for the school’s mission, goals, evaluation and planning, as well as its organizational setting, governance, resources, educational programs, research, service, faculty and students.
For accreditation, schools are required by CEPH to conduct a self-evaluation and submit a self-study report detailing how the school meets each criterion. A team of qualified peer reviewers conducts an on-site visit to validate the findings of the self-study. During the site visit, the team interviews school administrators, faculty, students, alumni, university officials and community leaders. The team also inspects the school’s facilities, examines documentation corroborating the self-study and prepares a report of its findings. The report is reviewed by the CEPH board responsible for granting accreditation.
The Bloomberg School submitted its reaccreditation self-study to CEPH in September 2006 and was visited by a review team in October 2006. The CEPH board reviewed and accepted the the site team’s report during its June 2007 meeting.
“We are pleased that CEPH determined that the school met each criterion and would receive full accreditation for seven years,” said James Yager, PhD, senior associate dean for Academic Affairs at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. “We would like to thank the many faculty, staff, students, alumni and community representatives who contributed to the self-study and participated in the site visit.”
If you wish to find more about CEPH, you can visit the CEPH website.