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Thanks for your interest in the Public Health Program, is nestled in the beautiful Caribbean, with a full bilingual environment. Our university is in the southern coast of the beautiful island of Puerto Rico in the historic city of Ponce. Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU) gives you the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the island; the warmth of its people, a strong faculty, and the solid standards of education offer a rich environment for studying and living, with a full bilingual environmental.

Our Public Health Program is dynamic, active and innovative. We have developed a state of the art curriculum.  One of our strengths are the Public Health Laboratories compounds by: Teaching Lab, Dry Lab, Environmental Health Lab, Molecular and Genetics lab and Vector Borne Diseases Lab. Our faculty are experts with years of experience in the practice and teaching of Public Health.

The Public Health Program offers three (3) tracks of Masters in Public Health: General Track, Environmental Track and Epidemiology Trak also, a Doctorate in Epidemiology, the only of its kind in the Caribbean.  We can give hands on community experience so that students can apply the classroom concepts to real world settings.

The relatively small community encourages communication between classmates and faculty. The interdisciplinary environment of PHSU promotes integration of our different programs giving our students the opportunity to interact, work together and learn from one another.

Come and visit our program. Let us answer your questions and inspire you with a vision of what a career in public health could contribute to your professional development. We will have faculty and students for you to talk with about public health and great support staff who can guide you in the administrative process to apply for the program.


Vivian S. Green, Ph.D. MS, LND
Associate Dean, Public Health Program

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Vision The PHSU public health program commits and aspires to be a leader in preparing public health professionals, by excellence in academia and by building and expanding public health knowledge and competency, in order to improve the health of communities and populations locally and across the world.

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Vivian Green, PhD, MS, LND
Dean & Professor
Public Health Program
Ponce Health Sciences University


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Career Office

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Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) ACCREDITATION

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs outside schools of public health. CEPH is the only organization that evaluates degrees offered in public health. schools and programs in the United States and internationally. There is no certification of public health degrees; rather the schools and programs that offer these degrees are either accredited or they are not

A university may have regional accreditation, which applies to the university as a whole, but may not have CEPH accreditation (called “specialized” or “programmatic” accreditation) which applies to public health degree programs. Regional accreditation focuses on macro-level, institutional issues that affect the entire university. It does not examine the specific curricula of public health or other specialized programs. Specialized accreditation, such as CEPH accreditation, focuses on the training in a particular field or profession. For example, there are specialized accreditors for nursing, teacher education, medicine, physical therapy and many other fields. CEPH is the only organization recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit public health schools and programs.

The institutions that offer CEPH-accredited or CEPH-applicant educational programs constitute the only verifiable estimate of US public health offerings.




PHSU PHP -Accreditation

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CEPH Accreditation Letter

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Certificate of Accreditation

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CEPH Annual Report Response

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CEPH 2014 – 2015 Report

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