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St. George's University Earns US Accreditation for MPH Program

Thursday, July 8, 2010 General News J E 4
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ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada, July 7 The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) announced its accreditation of the St. George's University's Master of Public Health Program.

St. George's Master of Public Health Program is eleven years old and is offered within its Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Students may earn independent MPH degrees or joint degrees, such as the MD/MPH and the DVM/MPH.

"CEPH accreditation is coveted by public health programs across the world and we are honored to be in such good, if select, company," said Omur Cinar Elci, MD, PhD, Chair of the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at St. George's. "This accreditation validates the critical importance of internationalism in public health education, and will encourage greater scholarly outcomes through new partnerships for collaborative research and service activities."

Charles R. Modica, Chancellor of St. George's, said, "The successful accreditation outcome is an historical moment for the University. This marks our first US accreditation and adds to the long list of recognitions and approvals of our School of Medicine by external bodies across the world."

About The Council on Education for Public Health

The Council on Education for Public Health is an independent agency recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit public health schools and programs. It promotes quality in public health education, evaluates the institutions offering such programs, and encourages improvements in education for the profession through periodic review, consultation, research, and publications.

About St. George's University

St. George's University is a center of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the island of Grenada, in the West Indies. St. George's is affiliated with educational institutions worldwide, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Ireland. The University's almost 10,000 graduates include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals across the world. The University programs are accredited and approved by many governing authorities and repeatedly recognized as the best in the region. For more information, visit www.sgu.edu.

SOURCE St. George's University
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