The IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
The Council on Education for Public Health, an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs, has approved Indiana University's request to begin the accreditation process for the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health. The journey to create the School of Public Health began in 2009 when President Michael A. McRobbie announced the plans in response to the significant public health needs in the state of Indiana. The IU Board of Trustees approved creation of the school in June of 2011, and the Indiana Commission on Higher Education gave its approval in October of 2011. With the Council on Education for Public Health's approval, the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health received permission to undertake a self-study.
Third Party Comments – Now Being Accepted
The IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health has conducted a thorough self-study as part of the process toward accreditation as a school. The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) will conduct an accreditation review at the upcoming site visit, which is scheduled for January 21-23, 2015. Third party comments are accepted by CEPH until 30 days before the site visit. Written comments can be sent to the CEPH team coordinator until December 21, 2014:
Kristen Varol, MPH, CHES
CEPH Team Coordinator
Council on Education for Public Health
1010 Wayne Avenue - Suite 220
Silver Spring, MD 20910
The MPH and PhD programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.
The MHA program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education.
The Environmental Health Science major of the BSPH is accredited by the Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council.