Accreditation - Accreditation - Overview

Accreditation Information

The University of Texas School of Public Health was first accredited in 1969 by the American Public Health Association and has been periodically reviewed and continuously accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health ( since that time. The UT School of Public Health was formally evaluated for re-accreditation by CEPH in February 2012 and is fully accredited through December 2019.

Copies of the 2012 Self-Study Report and Appendices as well as the CEPH Final Report 2012 are available (in PDF format). Select the appropriate link to view the document:

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, doctorate and special professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

The 18 Characteristics of Texas Doctoral Programs were developed by the Graduate Education Advisory Committee to create a snapshot of all doctoral programs at public universities and health-related institutions. The information is intended to provide information to the institutions for self-improvement and to serve as a guide to members of the general public who are interested in doctoral education, such as prospective students and their families.  The most recent report can be found here.