The Program in Public Health (PPH) actively sought accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) since its inception, and successfully obtained accreditation in 2008 for the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. 

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 re-accreditation process, culminating in a 7-year term of CEPH 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 or by telephone at (631) 444-8266.

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.

The PPH has achieved Candidacy Status for accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) for the Master of Health Administration Program. Both the MHA Program and the Health Policy and Management Concentration of the MPH Program have submitted to a process of self study to seek CAHME accreditation. Learn more about this process here.


The PPH is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (CHE MSA) as a component of SUNY Stony Brook University.