/////UAMS College of Public Health Accredited for Next Seven Years
UAMS College of Public Health Accredited for Next Seven Years 2018-01-05T09:18:35+00:00

JULY 27, 2007 | The national Council on Education for Public Health has reaccredited the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health for seven years.

“This is extremely good news made possible by an outstanding faculty, staff and students,” College of Public Health Dean Jim Raczynski, Ph.D., said of the June 26 decision. “It’s amazing to me since the college opened its doors only six years ago with no existing, core group of faculty or programs.”

After beginning operation in 2001, the College of Public Health became accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health in 2004, in what is thought to be the fastest accreditation time for a new college of public health.

The college also has moved quickly to tackle the state’s most significant public health issues. It receives almost $7 million annually in research funding from outside UAMS.

The college’s degree programs provide new tools for health care professionals so that they can better combat the major sources of chronic disease, which are often preventable lifestyle issues stemming from tobacco use, obesity and a lack of exercise.

The College of Public Health has expanded its degree programs in its six-year history to include:

·        Post baccalaureate certificate in public health

·        Six  versions of the master of public health (M.P.H.)

·        Four combined M.P.H. degrees with medicine (M.D./M.P.H.), pharmacy (Pharm.D./M.P.H.), law (J.D./M.P.H.), and public service (M.P.S./M.P.H.)

·        Master of science in occupational and environmental health

·        Master of health services administration

·        Doctor of public health in public health leadership.

The UAMS Graduate School also offers public health Ph.D.s in Health Systems Research and in Health Promotion and Prevention Research.