The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing and Health Professions


The University of San Francisco Master of PublicCEPH logo 150 Health Program housed in the School of Nursing and Health Professions received notice on June 25, 2014 that the
Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH) has granted
full accreditation status for the USF public health graduate program.

Accreditation status is awarded for five years with the opportunity to renew in 2019.

The University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions Master of Public Health Self Study Report

CEPH Review for Accreditation of the Master of Public Health Program at the University of San Francisco

About CEPH

The Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH) is an independent organization recognized by the US Department of Education which accredits schools and programs of public health throughout the world.

Accreditation by the CEPH organization is a very thorough assessment process and achieving accreditation status is a mark of excellence and distinction among public health schools and programs. These schools and programs prepare students for entry into careers in public health. The primary professional degree is the Master of Public Health (MPH) but other master’s and doctoral degrees are offered as well.

The goal of CEPH is “to enhance health in human populations through organized community effort.” CEPH’s focus is the improvement of health through the assurance of professional personnel who are able to identify, prevent, and solve community health problems.

The objectives of CEPH are as follows:

  • Promote quality in public health education through a continuing process of self-evaluation by the schools and programs that seek accreditation
  • Assure the public that institutions offering graduate instruction in public health have been evaluated and judged to meet standards essential for the conduct of such educational programs
  • Encourage—through periodic review, consultation, research, publications, and other means—improvements in the quality of education for public health

AAPHP Member

The University of San Francisco's MPH program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions is also a member of the Association of the Accredited Public Health Programs (AAPHP). Learn more about the AAPHP and their mission. »

More Information
For more information regarding the MPH program accreditation or for access to additional self study materials, please contact Michelle Wylie at