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A CEPH-Accredited School

January 2016


CEPH-SealGeorgia Southern University’s Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health (JPHCOPH) is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). CEPH, an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, reviews schools of public health for accreditation every seven years. Schools are evaluated against criteria that establish expectations for the school’s mission, goals, evaluation and planning, as well as its organizational setting, governance, resources, educational programs, research, service, faculty and students.

For accreditation, schools are required by CEPH to conduct a self-evaluation and submit a self-study report detailing how the school meets each criterion. A team of qualified peer reviewers conducts an on-site visit to validate the findings of the self-study. During the site visit, the team interviews school administrators, faculty, students, alumni, university officials and community leaders. The team also inspects the school’s facilities, examines documentation corroborating the self-study and prepares a report of its findings. The report is reviewed by the CEPH board responsible for granting accreditation.

A CEPH accreditation review is scheduled for April 20-22, 2016. CEPH is accepting JPHCOPH Draft Self-Study related comments until 30 days before the site visit. Comments may take the form of e-mail, printed mail or any other written form. Comments must be in writing and must be specific. Comments received by phone or in person will not be accepted or considered. Please send any comments by March 20, 2016 to:

Mollie Mulvanity, MPH
Deputy Director
Council on Education for Public Health
1010 Wayne Avenue Suite 220
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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JPHCOPH Draft Self-Study Report pdf
JPHCOPH 2010 Accreditation Review pdf


Last updated: 8/11/2016