The School of Public and Community Health Sciences is the first and only Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited program in our state. The CEPH Board of Councilors approved the University of Montana’s original application for accreditation on June 20, 2009. The CEPH Board of Councilors acted at its June 21-23, 2012 meeting to accredit our MPH Program for a five-year term, extending to July 1, 2017. Our PhD program in Public Health became CEPH accredited on December 20, 2016.
Our preliminary self-study was submitted to CEPH on November 21, 2016, with our site visit to the University of Montana conducted on April 27-28, 2017. We were awarded a full seven-year CEPH accrediation for our MPH and PhD degree programs through December 31, 2024.
The UM Public Health program site visit was held October 17-18, 2011.
To view our final self-study document, which is a comprehensive description of the organization, governance, resources, faculty, students, curriculum, research, and services, the final accreditation report and self study are available below:
The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is the only independent agency recognized to accredit graduate schools of public health and graduate public health programs outside schools of public health. CEPH assists schools and programs in evaluating the quality of their instructional, research and service efforts, and grants accreditation to those schools and programs that meet its published criteria.
Accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental process of self-study and external review intended to evaluate, enhance, and publicly recognize quality in programs and schools of 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 university settings.