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Accreditation establishes standards of practice, assures that education requirements reflect the current needs of the profession, and ensures that the school has been evaluated and has met standards established by the profession. The UC Berkeley School of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs.

CEPH’s accreditation procedures require that the school periodically conducts a self-evaluation, submit a self-study document, and host a team of peer reviewers to validate the self-study during a site visit. The self-study process engages stakeholders, including faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners, to reflect on the school’s accomplishments and areas for improvement, and evaluate the school on criteria such as governance, resources, curriculum, research, diversity, and student services.

In 2016, CEPH approved the reaccreditation of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health for a seven-year term, through July 1, 2023.

2023 Reaccreditation

The School of Public Health is currently undergoing the self-study process towards CEPH reaccreditation in 2023. The site visit will take place on April 24–26, 2023. Our accreditation documents are available here:

2023 Final Self-Study Report

Email Third-Party Comments to CEPH by March 24

The third-party comment process is a general call for comment that allows any stakeholder to provide feedback directly to CEPH to inform the accreditation review. All stakeholders are welcome to provide written comments about the School of Public Health and its practices, procedures, and policies to CEPH up until 30 days before the site visit. If you would like to submit comments to CEPH, please email your comments to by March 24, 2023.