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

JHSPH Self-Study Report

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School-wide Competencies

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Every seven years, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is evaluated by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the independent accrediting agency for U.S. Schools of Public Health.

As part of this evaluation, the school constructs a self-study that comprehensively describes the school’s organization, governance, resources, faculty, students, curriculum, research, and services. The format of the document and many of the tables are prescribed by CEPH Criteria and organized into four major sections: (1) The School, (2) Instructional Programs, (3) Creation, Application and Advancement of Knowledge, and (4) Faculty, Staff and Students. Like most accreditation documents, it is heavily process-oriented and supported by data and examples.  In addition to the data tables in this document, you will see links to documents and folders in a DropBox-based Electronic Resource File.

The self-study is reviewed by an external committee who visits the school and meets with a variety of stakeholders including faculty, students, staff, alumni, and external community representatives. This committee makes a recommendation to the CEPH Board on whether the school should continue to be accredited.

In 2015, the CEPH Board voted to renew the accreditation of the School for another seven year term, ending in 2022. 

Our thanks are extended to Stephen Gange, James Yager, Karen Charron and Yelizaveta Kalashnikova-Luby for their dedication and hard work during the re-accreditation process.

The JHSPH self-study report can be viewed online. The final accreditation report is available upon request by email at