Meharry Medical College announced recently that it has received official notification that its Master of Science in Public Health Program has been fully accredited for a five year term by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
“This is outstanding news! CEPH is considered the ‘gold standard’ accreditation of public health programs because of its rigorous standards,” said Wayne J. Riley, M.D., MBA, MPH, MACP, President and CEO of Meharry.
The Public Health program began in 1974 and has produced more than 250 public health alumni who serve throughout the world. Today, there are a total of 53 students currently enrolled in the program. It is the only CEPH accredited program in Middle Tennessee.
Meharry Medical College, a United Methodist Church affiliated school, is the nation’s largest private, independent, historically black academic health center dedicated solely to educating minority and other health professionals.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education’s ranking of institutions annually lists Meharry as a leading national educator of African Americans with M.D. and D.D.S. degrees, and Ph.D. degrees in the biomedical sciences.