Assuring a quality public health education

The IU School of Public Health-Bloomington is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. CEPH assists schools and programs with the ongoing evaluation of their practice, research, and service efforts, and grants accreditation to schools and programs that meet its criteria for quality and integrity.

The accreditation process

The IU School of Public Health-Bloomington conducts a thorough self-study that examines its administrative processes and policies, effectiveness at student engagement, degree offerings, graduation rates and other rigorous criteria set forth by CEPH. After the internal report is completed and submitted, peer reviewers from the field of public health education come for a site visit to validate its findings. Our next site visit is scheduled for April 1, 2020. This ongoing process not only results in our accreditation, it helps us to continuously improve and meet the evolving needs of our students.

CEPH welcomes written comments from alumni, students, faculty, staff and community partners about the school and its activities. In preparation for our next site visit, comments are currently being solicited until March 1, 2020. Please send any comments directly to the council at or by mail: Council on Education for Public Health, 1010 Wayne Ave., Suite 220, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

The school's official accreditation report can be sent upon request by contacting Dr. Carrie Docherty.