CEPH Re-Accreditation 2012-13

The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredits schools and colleges of public health in the United States. As part of the process, CEPH requires accredited schools to produce a self-study for each seven-year accreditation review. The self-study is used by an external committee who visits the school and meets with a variety of stakeholders including faculty, students, staff, alumni, and external stakeholders. This committee makes a recommendation to the CEPH Board on whether the school should continue to be accredited. In 2006, CEPH voted to renew their accreditation of the UW School of Public Health (SPH) for another seven year term, ending in 2013.

We welcome you to view our final self-study document, which is a comprehensive description of the SPH’s organization, governance, resources, faculty, students, curriculum, research, and services.

The site visit was April 8-10, 2013. 

The Process

Table of re-accreditation milestones
Date Event
November 2012 Completion of preliminary self-study and submission to review committee.
December 2012 Dissemination of preliminary self-study to the School's core constituencies and the public: Request for comments
January 2013 Review committee informed SPH of changes to preliminary self-study they feel are needed.
March 2013 Completion of self-study document with changes and updates and submission to review committee.
March 8, 2013 Last day to submit written comments to the accrediting body.
April 8-10, 2013 Site visit by review committee.
May 2013 Committee sends SPH a draft report of the site visit.
May 2013 SPH responds to the draft report.
June 2013 The full Council on Education in Public Health votes to renew SPH's accreditation for seven years, the maximum period allowed (through 2020).


Final Self-Study

CEPH Self Study CoverSelf-Study Narrative
(4MB pdf)


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