Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is an independent agency recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs offered in settings other than schools of public health.

About UNE’s public health CEPH accreditation

The University of New England’s public health program became accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health in 2011. UNE’s official CEPH accreditation report is available upon request. To obtain a copy of the report please contact Clay Graybeal at (207) 221-4509 or via email at cgraybeal@une.edu

The importance of CEPH accreditation

University of New England is listed on CEPH’s “Schools of Public Health and Public Health Programs” list. To view UNE’s listing on the official CEPH website, click here. The CEPH website also has an extensive FAQ section on the importance of accreditation

CEPH accreditation attests to the quality of UNE’s educational program

  • For graduates, it promotes professional mobility and enhances employment opportunities in positions that base eligibility upon graduation from an accredited school or program.
  • For prospective students and their parents, accreditation serves a consumer protection purpose. It provides assurance that the school or program has been evaluated and has met accepted standards established by and with the profession.
  • For prospective employers, it provides assurance that the curriculum covers essential skills and knowledge needed for today’s jobs.
  • For public health workers, it involves practitioners in the establishment of standards and assures that educational requirements reflect the current training needs of the profession.
  • For the profession, it advances the field by promoting standards of practice and advocating rigorous preparation.
     

 

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