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Dornsife Granted Renewed Accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health

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June 16, 2022

The Dornsife School of Public Health (DSPH) at Drexel University was officially granted maximum accreditation for seven years by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) on June 15, 2022. This latest seven year renewal occurred 21 years after the School’s first accreditation in 2000.

"This latest accreditation renewal for the maximum allowable time period is a testament to the outstanding faculty, staff, and students at Dornsife who have worked hard to support the School’s mission to improve population health in Philadelphia and in communities all over the world. Most importantly our School has a historical commitment to health equity and to diversity and inclusion that is reflected in our research, teaching, and service," said Dean Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH.

CEPH accredited bachelor's, masters, and doctoral programs in public health

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

CEPH’s mission aligns with DSPH’s goal of providing quality education to benefit future public health professionals that work towards creating healthier communities. 

DSPH was the first accredited school of public health in Philadelphia by CEPH in 2000 and was reaccredited in 2014 for another seven years. Since 2014 DSPH has grown significantly, offering more online courses and degree programs to meet the needs of public health professionals, welcoming more new faculty and staff than ever before, and exponentially expanding research expenditures. Additionally, the school has launched several new research centers and programs

“Bringing together information and reflection on our educational efforts from across our school at this moment has us poised for further innovations and contributions that meet future workforce needs. Thanks go out to all whose leadership and vision has brought us to this point and to those who continue to support our students and prioritize learning,” said Gina Lovasi, MPH, PhD, associate dean for education at DSPH.

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A copy of the most recent CEPH self-study and report can be obtained by contacting Venus Ennis-Calloway at 267-359-6063 or