Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees, doctoral degrees and professional certificates. It was first accredited in 1931 and current accreditation is valid through 2025. Contact SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans.
The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredits schools and programs of public health in the United States. As a part of the process CEPH conducts a full review that includes a self-study. An external committee uses the self-study and a site visit to then further make recommendations to the CEPH Board of Councilors on accreditation. In 2013, CEPH voted to extend accreditation of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health for a five year term, ending in 2018.
For your review following are links to our current self-study document, final report and letters of accreditation acceptance.
CEPH Self Study 2013 (.pdf)
CEPH Self Study 2013 Appendix (.pdf)
CEPH Letters & Final Report (.pdf)
Letter & Interim Report (.pdf)
CEPH Acceptance of Bachelor of Science in Public Health Degree (.pdf).
The LSU School of Public Health is currently in the process of seeking re-accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). We invite public comments to the School of Public Health preliminary self-study submitted on June 21, 2018. Comments may be submitted by email or regular mail to Attn: SPH Accreditation, Office of the Dean, LSU Health Sciences Center School of Public Health, 2020 Gravier Street, 3rd Floor, New Orleans, LA 70112. Following is a link to the Preliminary Self-Study document submitted to CEPH for initial review and commentary.
The LSU School of Public Health has submitted its Final CEPH Acceditation Self Study as part of the process of seeking re-accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) as of October 15, 2018. The official CEPH site visit is scheduled to be held on dates of November 14 – 17, 2018.
On June 26, 2019 the LSUHSC School of Public Health received official notice regarding its application for accreditation. CEPH has extended the following notice:
Council on Education for Public Health and the CEPH Board of Councilors acted at its June 13-15, 2019 meeting to accredit the School of Public Health at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center for a seven-year term. The accreditation term extends until July 1, 2026, pending the school’s continued documentation of compliance through the interim report, annual reporting, and any other reporting required by the Council.
The Louisiana Board of Regents recognizes accrediting agencies that it considers as mandatory, recommended, or optional for eligible programs offered by two- and four-year institutions of higher education and the Louisiana Technical College. A program that is eligible for accreditation by an agency that is considered mandatory must be accredited for continued program approval. The Louisiana Board of Regents encourages institutions to obtain accreditation of programs that are eligible for accreditation by an agency that it recommends, but the accreditation is not essential for continued program approval.