Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

The third-party comment period is open for the NDSU MPH program. Stakeholders have the opportunity to submit feedback directly to the accrediting body on the program’s practices, procedures and policies.

The MPH program’s re-accreditation site visit is scheduled for April 21-22, 2022. CEPH is accepting written comments from now up to 30 days before the site visit. Comments will be accepted up to March 21, 2022. Comments can be emailed to or mailed to CEPH at 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

The NDSU MPH program received accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) October 2016 for the full five-year term extending through June 2022. Graduates from December 2014 to present are all included in the accredited program time frame and are graduates from an accredited program. 

We encourage you to review the CEPH Full Report of accreditation decision of our program as well as our Self-Study.  Further information is available upon request from:

Stefanie Meyer, PhD
Director of Accreditation, Assistant Professor of Practice
Department of Public Health
NDSU College of Health Professions
Aldevron Tower 640U
1455 14th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102 


Certified in Public Health (CPH) Credential

The National Board of Public Health Examiners offers the Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential.

Students and alumni of NDSU are eligible to sit for the CPH examination.

As the field of public health grows and its mission becomes more defined, it is crucial for public health professions to demonstrate their commitment to its evolution and the CPH is the next logical step in your professional development. By becoming certified you demonstrate your commitment to keep current on the science, adhere to the professional values and distinguish yourself from other professionals. Through continuing education and ongoing professional development opportunities, the CPH allows you to certify and solidify your dedication. With this, the entire field is elevated to new standards and the health of the public can continue to be enhanced.

Health Education Specialist Credential

The health education profession scientifically validates skills and academic requirements with the credentialing options of the CHES and MCHES. Graduates of the MPH in the Community Health Sciences specialization are trained using the academic requirements to be eligible for these credentials.  


Health Education Credentialing
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