Rollins School of Public Health Accredited Through July 2027

March 30, 2020

By Kelly Jordan

The Rollins School of Public Health has received confirmation from the Council on Education for Public Health that its accreditation has been extended for an additional seven years—the maximum awarded to schools and programs of public health. This recent accomplishment was largely made possible due to the extensive efforts of the school’s self-study committee, under the leadership of Dick Levinson, Kimberly Jacob Arriola, and Delia Lang, which conducted an intensive two-year self-study process to ensure the school’s alignment with CEPH’s accreditation criteria. Faculty, staff, students, and community partners contributed to the final self-study document, which was submitted for review in September 2019. CEPH’s review process culminated in a site visit this past October. 

“I’m pleased by this outstanding news, which further demonstrates our dedication to excellence in education, and am grateful especially to all the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners who contributed to this accreditation process and our ongoing accomplishments during this current unprecedented public health crisis,” says James W. Curran, MD, MPH, dean of the Rollins School of Public Health. “This designation will allow us to continue to recruit and train the next generation of public health students and to maintain our reputation as a leader among schools and programs of public health.” 

CEPH is an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools and programs of public health. The CEPH accreditation standards establish minimum levels of educational quality by which comprehensive evaluations of institutional and programmatic outcomes are based. Receiving accreditation through CEPH speaks to the quality of the curriculum, teaching standards, instruction, research, and service programs offered at the Rollins School of Public Health.