Skip to Content
Holmes Hall on the quad

School of Community Health and Policy

The vision of the School of Community Health and Policy is to be an integral part of the community, working to achieve optimal health.

The Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy's mission is to develop a corps of health professionals committed to transforming urban communities by promoting health and reducing health inequities.

Guiding Principles and Values SCHP ACCESS

Academic Excellence
Community Engagement
Experiential learning
Social Justice/Health Equity

Within a framework of the social determinants of health
Health is more than the absence of disease; it includes the contexts in which we live, work, and recreate.

SCHP Accreditation News

Public Health Re-accreditation

The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredits schools and programs of public health in the United States.  The MSU Public Health Program is now undergoing re-accreditation review to include the completion of a self-study.  CEPH will accept third party comments about the program until 30 days prior to the scheduled visit.  The deadline for submitting comments to CEPH is March 11, 2024.  Written comments may be sent directly to CEPH at

For additional information on the self-study and to submit comments to CEPH, click Re-accreditation.

Congratulations Nutritional Science Program

Nutrition Director Faculty Staff

Jocelyn Peterson, Maryam Ganjavi, Bottom Row

Chinasa Ekweariri, Civonnia Harris, Top Row

Nutritional Science Program Receives 7-year Accreditation Status

The Nutritional Science Program in the School of Community Health and Policy, under the leadership of Dr. Joycelyn Peterson, has achieved a significant academic milestone. This achievement comes from continued accreditation from the esteemed ACEND, the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. In its recent meeting, the ACEND Board, impressed by our program's self-study report and site visit, has granted us accreditation for a 7-year term, ending June 30, 2031.   


ACEND has recognized and appreciated our program's unwavering commitment to our students and the quality and continuous improvement of dietetics education. This was demonstrated during the accreditation process, confirming that our program is in full compliance with the 2022 ACEND Accreditation standards.


Improvement in Pass Rate Examination for Registered Dietitians

The Nutritional Science program received a 100 % Pass rate in 2023 for students taking the examination to become a registered dietitian.

CCNE logo  Accreditation Council for Education logo  CEPH logo

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Morgan State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

The master's degree program in nursing at Morgan State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Accreditation Council for Education in
Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
312-899-0040 x5400 (Phone)
312-899-4817 (Fax)


School of Community Health & Policy

Dr. Kim Dobson Sydnor, Dean
4530 Portage Avenue Campus
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Suite 223  •  Baltimore, MD 21251

P: 443-885-3238  •  F: 443-885-8309

Comments or Suggestions
Comments or suggestions, please submit them to: