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Accreditation and Rankings

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

CEPH accredited bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs

The Dornsife School of Public Health was the first school of public health in Philadelphia to be accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). 

CEPH is an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs.

CEPH accreditation ensures a quality curriculum and a state-of-the art education. By attending an accredited school or program of public health, students benefit from the broad range of educational and experiential opportunities.

The Dornsife School of Public Health has been fully and continuously accredited by CEPH since 2007. The School was most recently reaccredited in 2022 for another 7 years (through 2029).

A copy of the most recent CEPH self-study and report can be obtained by contacting Dornsife's Office of Education at

Top-Ranked School of Public Health in Philadelphia

Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health is ranked the #1 school of public health in Philadelphia according to the US News and World Report 2024 rankings of the nation’s best graduate schools.

Nationwide, the school is ranked #18 out of 213 schools and programs of public health throughout the United States.

Top 100 U.S. Universities

According to U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 “U.S. News Best Colleges,” Drexel University is in the top 100, ranking at 98th out of 435 universities and 50th among private universities. Drexel was also ranked 18th on the list of U.S. NewsMost Innovative Schools."

2023 INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED Award Logo

The Wall Street Journal listed Drexel as 54th among 400 institutions in its list of “2024 Best Colleges in the U.S.” Learn more about Drexel's rankings.

The University has been designated an “R1 Doctoral University: Very High Research Activity” by Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education since 2019.

Drexel University received the 2023 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity in recognition of its ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Best Public Health School in Philadelphia: Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University

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Outstanding Dornsife Alumni to Celebrate 25 Years

In recognition of the School’s 25th anniversary, 25 outstanding alumni were highlighted in the Dornsife SPH Magazine Vol. 25.

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