Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) through December 2019. The college received its initial CEPH accreditation in 1993.

The College is in the process of our re-affirmation of accreditation with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). A provision of the CEPH accreditation procedures includes assuring an opportunity for affected parties, including students, alumni, faculty and the practice community, to provide written input into the deliberations of a site visit team. Written third-party comments will be accepted directly by CEPH until 30 days prior to the on-site visit which is scheduled for December 4-6, 2019. CEPH can be reached using the following contact information:

 Council on Education for Public Health

1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220 Silver Spring, MD 20910

(202) 789-1050


You may also send electronic communication to Zeinab Bazzi, MPH Accreditation Coordinator at

For questions about CEPH accreditation and to obtain copies of our final CEPH report and self-study report, please contact Dr. Mark Macgowan, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, at or 305-348-0427.

What is CEPH?

CEPH is an independent agency recognized by the United States Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs offered in settings other than schools of public health. CEPH’s accreditation procedures require a rigorous self-evaluation—a process which engages stakeholders from across the college and external constituencies, including faculty, staff, students, alumni, collaborators and community partners.

Why it matters

Stempel College is one of more than 60 accredited schools of public health in the country; we have met accepted national standards for education that provides the knowledge and skills needed to support population health.

Program-Specific Accreditations

The Dietetics & Nutrition programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

What is ACEND?

The ACEND is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the accrediting agency for education programs that prepare dietetics professionals through the evaluation and accreditation of approximately 600 undergraduate and graduate didactic, dietetic technician and supervised practice programs. ACEND is also a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors and abides by its code of good practice.

Why it matters

ACEND serves and protects students and the public by assuring the quality and continued improvement of nutrition and dietetics education programs.

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredits the School of Social Work’s programs.

What is CSWE?

The CSWE is the national association representing social work education in the U.S. Its members include over 750 accredited baccalaureate and master’s degree social work programs, as well as individual social work educators, practitioners, and agencies dedicated to advancing quality social work education. CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation (COA) is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the U.S. and its territories.

Why it matters

CSWE’s COA is responsible for developing accreditation standards that define competent preparation and ensuring that social work programs meet these standards. In accordance with the requirements of CSWE’s recognition body, the CHEA, the CSWE Office of Social Work Accreditation administers a multistep accreditation process that involves program self-studies, site visits, and COA reviews.

CEPH Accreditation
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics