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National University's Master of Public Health program receives accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health

July 16, 2013

  • The Master of Public Health is a graduate professional degree designed to prepare students for leadership positions in health promotion and disease prevention
  • The program is offered onsite in San Diego as well as fully online
  • National University is the second-largest private, nonprofit university in California

San Diego, Calif. – National University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program has received accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the university announced today.

“Receiving accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health is critical for our students,” said Dr. GinaMarie Piane, Program Lead for the Master of Public Health and Chair of National University’s Department of Community Health. “Graduating from an accredited Master of Public Health program will open more doors to public health employment, especially for our military students.”

National University’s Master of Public Health is a graduate professional degree designed to prepare students for leadership positions in health promotion and disease prevention. The program first began enrolling students in April 2009, and the first cohort graduated in 2011. The program is offered onsite in San Diego at the university’s Technology and Health Sciences Center in Kearny Mesa as well as fully online. Students in the Master of Public Health are required to select one of three specializations: Health Promotion, Mental Health, or Healthcare Administration. The curriculum for the onsite and online programs is identical.

CEPH accreditation serves multiple purposes for different constituents. In general, specialized accreditation attests to the quality of an educational program that prepares for entry into a recognized profession. For prospective students and their parents, accreditation serves a consumer protection purpose. Accreditation provides assurance that the school or program has been evaluated and has met accepted standards established by and with the profession. For graduates, accreditation promotes professional mobility and enhances employment opportunities in positions that base eligibility upon graduation from an accredited school or program.

For more information about National University’s Master of Public Health program visit http://www.nu.edu/OurPrograms/SchoolOfHealthAndHumanServices/CommunityHealth/Programs/MPH.html.

About National University
Founded in 1971, National University is the second-largest private, nonprofit university in California. With 30,000 students and more than 130,000 alumni, National University is the flagship institution of the National University System. National University is dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging, and relevant to a diverse population of students. Five schools and one college – the College of Letters and Sciences; the School of Business and Management; the School of Education; the School of Engineering, Technology and Media; the School of Health and Human Services; and the School of Professional Studies – offer 133 graduate and undergraduate degrees and 23 teacher credentials at more than 45 locations throughout California and across the nation. A leader in online education, National University offers more than 70 degree programs via the Internet. National University is headquartered in La Jolla, California. To learn more, visit www.nu.edu.

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