American University of Beirut

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Accreditation

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Public Health Program (PHP) at the Faculty of Health Sciences received its initial accreditation in 2006 from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education that accredits schools of public health and public health programs. In 2012, the program was reaccredited for a seven-year term. In December 2019, the CEPH Board voted to renew the accreditation of the program for another seven-year term, ending in 2026.

The PHP at FHS is accredited by CEPH as a public health program. The accreditation applies to the following degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts in Health Communication
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science in Epidemiology
  • Master of Science in Environmental Health
  • Ph.D. in Epidemiology​

The PHP at FHS was the first to be accredited by CEPH outside the Americas and it remains the only CEPH-accredited program in the Arab region. Internationally, it is one of only 3 non-US PHPs to hold CEPH accreditation. This has allowed FHS to become a full member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and to join the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, which are recognitions of academic excellence limited to CEPH-accredited schools and programs.​

Accreditation does not apply to the unit as a whole, and other degrees and areas of study offered by this institution are not included in the unit of accreditation review.​

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