The seal of approval matters


The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the nationally recognized accrediting body for both schools of public health and public health programs. CEPH assists schools and programs in evaluating the quality of their instructional, research and service efforts, and grants accreditation to those schools and programs that meet its published criteria.

Accreditation process

As part of the accreditation process, the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington must assess how well it meets rigorous criteria established by CEPH in the form of a self-study report. The self-study is followed by a site visit to the school by CEPH representatives. 

Self Study: The self-study and accreditation review process was formally initiated in January 2012, and our school’s accreditation self-study was submitted to CEPH in June 2014.  You may read the self-study  online

Site Visit: CEPH representatives made a site visit to the school in January of 2015. Copies of the most recent site visit report are available by contacting  

CEPH granted full accreditation in June of 2015 which is valid through July 1, 2020, upon which an accreditation review will take place. 

Value of accreditation

With accreditation, doors are opened to additional funding. Accreditation assists in recruiting top faculty, staff, and students who wish to align with a school with an outstanding reputation. Graduating from an accredited school better positions students to compete successfully for the best career opportunities.

Accreditation assures students and prospective employers that an educational degree program has met stringent standards of quality. It ensures that graduates have received quality training and education and are capable of undertaking a broad range of professional responsibilities.

Benefits of accreditation

Being a CEPH-accredited school offers the following key benefits to students:

Comprehensiveness:  The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington  provides a variety of degrees in public health, including undergraduate, masters’ and doctoral degrees in a number of area of study.

Rigor: Our school goes through a rigorous accreditation process on a regular basis to assure students of a quality educational experience.

Qualification: Thanks to our CEPH-accreditation, our students are eligible to sit for the Certified in Public Health (CEPH) exam, administered by the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE).

Opportunity: Eligibility for public health internships and fellowships sponsored by various federal agencies, as well as student assistance resources that are available only thanks to our accreditation.

Recognition: Because our school is peer-reviewed, students can be sure that the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington has met the standards established by CEPH.