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APUS Graduate Program Earns Accreditation from Council on Education for Public Health

Charles Town, W. Va., July 6, 2017 — American Public University System (APUS) today announced that its Master of Public Health Program has been accredited for a five-year term by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), making it the first fully-online institution to have its program so recognized.

The notification completes a multi-year process which included a year-long self-study and CEPH site visit in November 2016, according to Dr. Vernon Smith, provost.

“We are extremely proud to receive this additional distinction for our School of Health Sciences (SHS), which truly validates our ongoing commitment to quality, career-relevant programs and outstanding learning outcomes,” said Smith. “I also want to acknowledge the collective efforts of SHS Dean Dr. Brian Freeland, Program Director Dr. Samer Koutoubi and other key faculty and staff who have been an integral part of this process since its inception.” 

The interdisciplinary Master of Public Health program, instructed by experts in the field, is designed to prepare professionals to resolve complex health issues and enhance the well-being of communities in the U.S. and around the world. It seeks to develop and empower leaders in the public health workforce by closely aligning with academic-community partners and focusing on scientific, psychological, and sociological competencies that significantly impact public health policy and practices.

“Our program integrates industry knowledge with academic credentials, giving students firsthand exposure to public health experts, criminal justice professionals, and security and emergency managers who respond to major disasters worldwide,” added Dr. Koutoubi.

About American Public University System

American Public University System, recipient of the Online Learning Consortium's (OLC) Gomory Award for Quality Online Education and five-time recipient of OLC's Effective Practice Award, offers more than 200 online degree and certificate programs through American Military University and American Public University. Approximately 70,000 alumni worldwide have benefited from APUS's relevant curriculum, affordability and flexibility in pursuing and earning degrees in such areas as business, information technology, and security and global studies. For further information, visit

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