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.
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.
Provide Feedback on the Preliminary Self-Study Report by February 17
We completed the preliminary draft of our self-study report and welcome all faculty, students, staff, alumni, and community partners to review the report here.
We value your input on our report responses to how well the school meets accreditation criteria. Please submit your feedback on the draft report by February 17 through the online form. The feedback will be considered for the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by March 24, 2023.