The University of Illinois Springfield's Master's Degree in Public Health (MPH) program has secured national accreditation from the esteemed Council on Education for Public Health. This achievement is a first in the program's 32-year history.
CEPH accreditation, the pinnacle of recognition in the field, is the result of an exhaustive three-year evaluation process. It scrutinizes program aspects ranging from curriculum and faculty to facilities and student support services.
Before this accreditation, the UIS MPH program boasted a stellar reputation, owing much to its highly successful Graduate Public Service Internship (GPSI) initiative. An impressive 80% of on-campus MPH students secured GPSI positions, alleviating the financial burden of tuition costs.
This accreditation brings forth a host of advantages:
Expanded Horizons: Graduates now enjoy increased professional mobility and access to promising career opportunities, especially in fields requiring graduation from accredited programs.
Assured Prospects: Aspiring students can rest assured that UIS meets industry-established quality standards.
Employer Confidence: Employers can trust in the competence of UIS graduates, confident that they possess the skills needed in today's workforce.
A recent study in the American Journal of Public Health validates UIS's new standing, with 82% of U.S. public health graduate degrees in 2020 originating from CEPH-accredited programs. CEPH's recognition by the U.S. Department of Education solidifies its role as a reputable accrediting body for public health programs. UIS's accreditation, granted during CEPH's June meeting, is effective until 2028.