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.
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.
For your review following are links to our final self-study document, final report and letters of accreditation acceptance.