2021 revisions to Accreditation Criteria


At its winter 2021 meeting, the Council on Education for Public Health agreed in principle to a set of proposed revisions to itsAccreditation Criteria for Schools of Public Health and Public Health Programs.

View the proposed revisions here.


Prior to reviewing the document, we encourage reviewing a brief summary of the revisions and the Council’s intended scope and timeline for the current revision process.

CEPH hosted a webinar on Friday, April 9 which provided an overview of the proposed revisions. The webinar slides and recording can be accessed here.

The comment period is now closed. The Council will review all submitted comments at its meeting in August 2021.


The Council notes that it will not consider revisions to Criterion G1 (Diversity & Cultural Competence) at this time, given the limited scope and expedited timeline of the current criteria revision process. The Council has begun to discuss and evaluate important issues relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion and may opt to conduct a comment and revision process related to Criterion G1 (and related areas) prior to its next scheduled five-year review cycle for criteria. The intent is to ensure time for thoughtful conversation and consideration of these critical issues.


Note: No changes are currently proposed to the Accreditation Criteria for Standalone Baccalaureate Programs, which were amended in 2018.