UM School of Public and Community Health Sciences Earns Seven-Year Accreditation

December 04, 2017

MISSOULA – The University of Montana’s School of Public and Community Health Sciences recently received the maximum seven-year accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health for both its master and doctoral degree programs.

“Staff and faculty of the school worked diligently through an accreditation process that lasted more than two years, including providing detailed documentation of academic processes, self-evaluation and an on-site visit from CEPH representatives,” said Tony Ward, chair of the school.

 “This accreditation means that our courses, policies and procedures, as well as our faculty and staff, have all been thoroughly evaluated to ensure that our program meets or exceeds the highest standards for graduate-level public health education,” Ward said. “We are proud to be the only CEPH-accredited public health program in Montana, and we are excited to continue supporting the public health workforce in our region.”

The accreditation applies to three programs offered by the School of Public and Community Health Sciences: a doctorate in public health and two master’s degrees: one in public health and one in public health with a concentration in community health and prevention sciences. The school also offers five certificate programs, as well as two dual degrees.

The school’s Final Self Study Report and the Final Report from CEPH are online at at

Learn more about UM’s School of Public and Community Health Sciences at  


Contact: Tony Ward, chair, UM School of Public and Community Health Sciences, 406-243-4092, .