The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit public health programs and schools. CEPH assures quality in public health education and training to achieve excellence in practice, research and service, through collaboration with organizational and community partners.

Eastern Virginia Medical School and Old Dominion University have partnered in a joint MPH Program since 1999.  In 2000, the joint MPH Program was accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and has been continuously accredited since.  In fall 2019, the joint MPH Program is dissolving and EVMS and ODU will offer independent MPH Programs.  EVMS is seeking independent accreditation status of its MPH Program immediately, which will ensure that there is not an accreditation gap.  

EVMS MPH Program CEPH accreditation status will be updated on this webpage as the process unfolds.  If you have any questions about the EVMS MPH Program’s CEPH accreditation status, please contact the Program Director, Dr. Brian C. Martin, at 757/446-6120 or

In addition, our program is a member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).