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. 

The joint Eastern Virginia Medical School – Old Dominion University Graduate Program in Public Health announces its intention to seek continued national accreditation through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for its Master of Public Health (MPH) degree.  The CEPH accreditation site visit is scheduled for April 15-16, 2019.  The public is invited to share written comments about this effort directly with CEPH prior to the site visit.  Written comments identifying the EVMS-ODU MPH Program can be sent to the CEPH Team Coordinator via email ( or postal mail:

Olivia C. Luzzi, MPH
Accreditation Specialist
Council on Education for Public Health
1010 Wayne Ave. Ste. 220
Silver Springs, MD  20910

All written comments must be received by CEPH no later than March 15, 2019

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