Mercer University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctorate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Mercer University may be directed in writing to Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information on SACSCOC’s website (

The Mercer Public Health programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; telephone 220.789.1050;

We offer programs in Atlanta and Macon, Georgia and online. We offer undergraduate (BSPH; Macon), graduate (MPH and DrPH; Atlanta and online), and combined (DPT/MPH, MMSc/MPH, PsyD/MPH, PharmD/MPH; Atlanta) degree programs.

The CEPH accreditation term for the Mercer University public health bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs extends until December 31, 2026.  To request a copy of the official accreditation report and/or the final self-study report, please contact Dr. Cheryl Gaddis, Chair of the Department of Public Health at or 678.547.6492.


Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Accredited Bachelor's Master's Doctoral