Last reviewed in 2009, the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South
Carolina is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). If you wish to review the 2009 final self-study document or the resulting site visit
report confirming our current accreditation status, please contact Dr. Lee Pearson,
associate dean for operations and accreditation, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are actively involved in a comprehensive self-study process that will culminate in a site visit to be scheduled in the Spring of 2017. During this process, there will be opportunities for our faculty, staff, student, alumni and community partners to engage in discussions about our programs and to provide feedback for the self-study. This page will have current information about the self-study process and your opportunities for involvement, but you are welcome to submit comments at any time to Dr. Pearson or Dr. Delores Pluto, director of evaluation and academic assessment, at email@example.com.
The self-study will respond to the CEPH criteria for schools of public health. The 29 criteria are grouped into four broad categories: the school of public health; instructional programs; creation, application and advancement of knowledge, and faculty, staff and students. Because we are accredited as a school, not at the individual program level, the accreditation standards impact every aspect of our operation (e.g., administration, research, strategic planning and resources), our degree programs (all levels – bachelor's, master's, and doctoral), and all disciplines—including those programs with separate program accreditations.
General Timeline for Self-Study
|September 30 - October 2, 2009||Previous site visit|
|June 2010||Accreditation renewed through June 30, 2017|
|2014-2015||Planning for self-study|
|2015-2016||Self-study preparation, data collection, reflection|
|October 31, 2016||Submit preliminary self-study to CEPH|
|December 1-2, 2016||Mock site visit|
|December 29, 2016||Receive comments on preliminary self-study|
|February 28, 2017||Submit final self-study to CEPH
To review the self-study report, click here [pdf]
|March 29-31, 2017||Accreditation site visit|
|October 2017||Accreditation decision by CEPH Board of Councilors|