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Master of Public Health Program Awarded Full Accreditation Through December 2023

In October, 2016, the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) awarded the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Master of Public Health program a full seven-year accreditation extending to December 31, 2023.  CEPH is the nationally-recognized accrediting body for both schools of public health and for public health programs. Accredited programs must meet the standards of education in public health disciplines, and ensures that program graduates have the competencies and experiences to become successful public health professionals.

The Council concluded that the M.P.H. Program met or exceeded requirements in all 23 applicable criteria in four areas: the public health program; the instructional programs; the creation, application and advancement of knowledge; and faculty, staff and students.

Self-study preparations began in the summer of 2014. Faculty and staff collaborated during the next 20 months to write assigned sections and solicit input from faculty, administrators and public health program stakeholders. A final self-study was submitted to the council in April, followed by a site visit in May, 2016, from a three-member team that met with program faculty, administrators, students and alumni, and public health leaders.

The MPH program was established by the WSU Board of Governors in 2004 and awarded initial accreditation from the Council for the full five-year maximum in 2011.

If you have questions about CEPH accreditation or the MPH Program, please contact MPHProgram@med.wayne.edu

The final accreditation report and final self-study are available below: