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The Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health is proud to be an accredited school of public health by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The Council establishes, monitors, and periodically revises the criteria by which it evaluates public health schools and programs. This accreditation recognizes the quality of our programs and assures students that they will be trained in a manner consistent with the best standards in public health education.

To maintain our accreditation, the College must complete the re-accreditation process every seven years. This process involves preparation of a thorough self-study report based on CEPH criteria for accreditation and our own self-assessment; a site visit by a team of qualified peer reviewers; and review of our self-study and the site visitor report by CEPH’s Board of Councilors for a final determination about our compliance with accreditation criteria and re-accreditation. The COPH received re-accreditation in October 2014.

COPH Preliminary Self Study Draft is Available for Review and Third-party Comment

The COPH is currently undergoing the re-accreditation process. The preliminary draft of the COPH self-study is available at the link below.  This self-study is a thorough report addressing the College’s compliance with CEPH 2016 Accreditation Criteria for Schools and Programs of Public Health.

UAMS College of Public Health 2021 Preliminary Self Study Draft

Throughout the fall we will be updating and refining the narrative and associated data prior to submitting the final draft to the site visit team in early November with the entire process culminating in the site visit December 8-10, 2021.

The reaccreditation process includes the opportunity for written third-party comments to be submitted directly to CEPH.  Third-party comments submitted to CEPH are completely confidential.  Submission of third-party comments should be sent to

We also invite you to submit any other thoughts, comments or edits you may have for the COPH by sending them to the COPH Office of Planning and Policy.

The 2014 self-study report, related tables, CEPH criteria, and the Board of Councilor’s report are available upon request. Email

Thank you for your interest in the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health.


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