The Graduate Public Health Program at FHS is Granted Accreditation
|Faculty of Health Sciences celebrates its
In December, the AUB Graduate Public Health Program at the Faculty of
Health Sciences (FHS) was accredited by the Council on Education for Public
Health (CEPH), making it the first program to receive such international
accreditation outside the North American continent.
CEPH granted accreditation to the program in its meeting of September
28-30, 2006, thus culminating an international peer assessment that found
the program meeting all the required standards for graduate education
in public health. The accreditation decision was based on a self-study
undertaken by FHS over a period of two years beginning in 2004, as well
as on a site visit to AUB by a team of two leading international public
health scholars and a CEPH staff member that took place in May 2006. "This
accreditation decision confirms that we are meeting international professional
expectations in graduate public health education," said FHS Dean
Huda Zurayk. "It thereby encourages us to seek further growth and
development in the service of public health in Lebanon, the region, and
Zurayk noted that the process was a group effort that allowed the faculty,
supported by staff, to collaborate closely in systematically reviewing
the graduate program's mission, governance, resources, and programs, while
consulting with students, alumni, and stakeholders concerning their experiences
with the program. "We have all worked hard to ensure the excellence
relevance of the FHS Graduate Public Health Program," she said.
The FHS Graduate Public Health Program consists of a Master of Public
Health, with concentrations in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Health
Behavior and Education, and Health.
Public Health Program Granted Accreditation
Management and Policy, as well as three Master of Science programs in
Epidemiology, Population Health, and Environmental Sciences with an emphasis
on Environmental Health. The MPH program is the longest-running program
at the faculty, having been established in 1971.The Graduate Public Health
Program has graduated over 800 professionals who have engaged in public
health careers in a variety of public and private agencies, many of them
serving in leadership positions and influencing public health in Lebanon.
CEPH is an independent agency founded in 1974 in the United States. It
establishes its own accreditation policies for accrediting schools of
public health and public health programs offered in settings other than
schools of public health.
The Faculty of Health Sciences celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2004.