We take accreditation seriously at the Rollins School of Public Health. The process not only certifies our quality, competency, and credibility, but it also fosters self-reflection and ongoing improvement. 

Emory University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and professional degrees. Emory University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Emory University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website ( 

Council on Education for Public Health 

The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is an independent agency responsible for accrediting schools and programs in public health. CEPH accreditation sets a standard by which all accredited schools and programs of public health work to enhance health in human populations, through organized community effort. Accreditation by CEPH means that we have rigorously evaluated the quality and content of our instruction, research, and services programs and have successfully met CEPH’s published criteria—and that’s important to us.

RSPH completed a rigorous self-study process which involved a systematic and rigorous evaluation of the quality and content of our instruction, research and service programs. This process was guided by eight distinct CEPH criteria and involved multiple stakeholders. A self-study committee comprised of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners was formed to ensure broad representation in the self-assessment process. Supporting this committee was a seven-member steering committee and a four-member executive committee that was responsible for synthesizing feedback into one final self-study report that we submitted to CEPH in September 2019. This process culminated in the CEPH re-accreditation site visit in October 2019. Upon review of our self-study, CEPH notified the Rollins School of Public Health in March 2020 that it was fully accredited through July 1, 2027 for a seven-year accreditation period—the maximum awarded for schools and programs of public health.

Available for review are recent and past re-accreditation self-study documents as well as the CEPH site visit report below. 

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