College of Public Health - Accreditation

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health (College) is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).  In October 2011, the CEPH Board of Councilors acted to accredit the College for a five-year term extending to December 31, 2016.

The CEPH Board of Councilors approved the College’s request to initiate the process to obtain college-wide accreditation in October 2009.  The College undertook an extensive self-evaluation that culminated with the submission our self-study document in April 2011.  A panel of public health academicians and practitioners conducted a site visit in May 2011 and submitted a report of their findings to the CEPH Board of Councilors.  Based on the site visitors’ report, the Board voted to accredit the College.  Prior to the College’s accreditation, the Master of Public Health Program had been continuously accredited by CEPH since 2002.

Below are links to the College’s self-study document and appendix, and CEPH’s final report.

The U.S. Department of Education recognizes CEPH as the accrediting body for schools and programs of public health.  Students must graduate from a CEPH-accredited school or program to be eligible to sit for the National Board of Public Health Examiners examination.  For additional accreditation information, please contact CEPH.


Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
800 Eye Street, NW, Suite 202
Washington, DC 20001-3710
202.789.1050 (p)
202.789.1895 (f)

College of Public Health achieves accreditation

"This is a red letter day for UNMC," said UNMC Chancellor Harold M. Maurer, M.D. "The College of Public Health affects the health and wellness of the entire state. Now, with accreditation, the final piece of the puzzle is in place and the college can soar to even greater heights."


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