Armstrong's Master of Public Health Program Reaccredited for Seven Years

(July 9, 2014) — Armstrong's Master of Public Health (MPH) program has been granted reaccreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) through July 1, 2021.

CEPH reaccreditation assures that Armstrong's graduate program meets or exceeds nationally recognized standards. The reaccreditation comes after a lengthy process during which every aspect of the program has been closely examined, including curriculum, faculty qualifications, research and service.

“Reaccreditation is important because it underscores the fact that Armstrong has a high-quality Master of Public Health program," said MPH program coordinator Dr. Sara S. Plaspohl, an assistant professor of Health Sciences at Armstrong. “CEPH accreditation enables Armstrong to attract the best and brightest students to our Master of Public Health program.”

Armstrong's Master of Public Health (MPH) degree provides students with mastery of theory, knowledge and skills in areas of public and community health. The program prepares students with a broad foundation in all five core areas of public health: health behavior and education, health services administration, epidemiology, biostatistics and environmental health sciences.

The program's emphasis on community health education also exposes students to specialized training in health promotion and education methods, health communication, program planning and evaluation, and program management. Students have the opportunity to apply learned skills in practice during a capstone course and a supervised practicum in the community.

“This national reaccreditation is great news for our MPH program," said Dr. Anne Thompson, dean of Armstrong's College of Health Professions. “This certification serves as a tribute to the hard work of the faculty and staff in the Department of Health Sciences and emphasizes their continued commitment to providing an outstanding education for our students.”