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The Program in Public Health (PPH) actively sought accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) from our inception in 2008. 

In addition, as a fully accredited program, our alumni are eligible to be certified in public health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE). This organization was established in September 2005 for the purpose of ensuring that students and graduates from schools and programs of public health accredited by CEPH have mastered the knowledge and skills relevant to contemporary public health. The certification exam serves this purpose.  More information about NBPHE and the certification exam can be found at our CPH Exam page.

Between 2012 and 2013, the PPH conducted a thorough self-study process whereby we engaged students, staff, faculty, and community stakeholders in an assessment of our program. In July 2014 we were notified of our successful completion of the reaccreditation process, culminating in a 7-year term of accreditation, extending to July 1, 2021.

If you wish to obtain a copy of our final self-study document or CEPH’s report on our final self-study document please contact Dr. Catherine Messina, PhD, Associate Director of Academic Affairs, by email at catherine.messina@stonybrook.edu or by telephone at (631) 444-8266.