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I had a question or any one who has done this sort of track. I plan on applying to MPH programs with a concentration on environmental health. My only concern was I was looking for schools that had this program and I found out only a few were accredited by the National Environmental Health Association.
http://www.ehacoffice.org/accred-prog/grad-prog.php

I was wondering how much does accreditation really matter for a masters in public health? Is it better to go to one of these accreditation schools? I found other universities that do have an mph in public health with environmental health as a focus but aren't are a part of the Association. Any input would be helpful. Thank you!
 
Jan 19, 2012
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I'm currently at Columbia University studying EH for my MPH. My school is not on that Environmental Health Association and frankly I haven't really heard of that association either. If you are going to get a MPH, it is much better to have the school be accredited by the CEPH or ASPH. Coming from one of those schools in Environmental Health will look a lot better, especially when you want to work in the field of public health, but then again, I don't know much about EHAC...
 

OneDay81

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Dec 25, 2009
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It doesn't matter unless your school is not CAEPH accredited and you want a federal job. Then your program needs one or the other (for instance, look at the requirements for an EHO in the USPHS).