Program Accreditation

Dartmouth’s Master of Public Health Program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

About Dartmouth’s CEPH accreditation

The residential and online Master of Public Health programs offered through The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Originally accredited in 2003, in October 2016, we were re-accredited through 2023.

The goal of the CEPH is “to enhance health in human populations through organized community effort.” Its focus is the improvement of health through the assurance of professional personnel who are able to identify, prevent and solve community health problems. The CEPH’s objectives are:

  1. to promote quality in public health education through a continuing process of self-evaluation by the schools and programs that seek accreditation;
  2. to assure the public that institutions offering graduate instruction in public health have been evaluated and judged to meet standards essential for the conduct of such educational programs; and
  3. to encourage – through periodic review, consultation, research, publications, and other means – improvements in the quality of education for public health.
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