The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is an independent agency Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) homepagerecognized 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 partnered with Old Dominion University in 1999 to create a joint MPH Program, which has been CEPH accredited since 2000.  In Fall 2019, EVMS offered its independent MPH Program and began the accreditation process to ensure that there is not an accreditation gap.

Eastern Virginia Medical School 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 March 2-3, 2020.  The public is invited to share written comments about this effort directly with CEPH prior to the site visit.  Written comments identifying the EVMS 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 February 3, 2020

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