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Des Moines University in Iowa is a medical and health sciences school founded in 1898. It focuses on educating highly compassionate and competent health professionals from diverse groups to enable them to improve lives in a global community. Its programs include a variety of master’s degrees, including a Master of Public Health (MPH) that is accessible online or on-campus.
The primary focus of the Des Moines University MPH is to educate competent public health professionals so that they can promote wellness and help people and communities avoid a wide range of health threats. In this way graduates working in the many fields of public health are able to help protect individuals, families, larger communities, and even countries from the risks of injury, illness and disease. Students working towards an MPH are able to enhance and improve their knowledge and skills in the field of public health; additionally, they are able to advance their careers.
The Des Moines MPH curriculum has a practical approach based on solving problems combining both theory and experience. Students are able to achieve the degree in two years by completing nine credits each term. The course takes three years if only seven credits are completed each term. Ultimately there are 39 credits required for core subjects and six required for electives. The College provides a core curriculum that also suggests a course sequence of study that involves taking certain classes concurrently with certain others. At the end of the program there is a public health internship worth three credits and a public health Capstone worth two; this experiential study is undertaken independently, according to the College of Health Sciences requirements.
All applicants must supply a resume, a letter of recommendation, as well as personal statements relating to careers goals and professional and personal strengths. While graduate record examination (GRE) scores are required from all applicants, the College doesn’t set a minimum score.
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|Avg # of Acceptances||60%|
|Avg Age||Students range from 21-64 years, Average age is: 34.|
|Program Length||2-3 years depending on course load|
|GRE Information||GRE Required: waivers for Master’s degrees and higher; also for other grad tests|
|Program Type||Online, Hybrid|
|Program Options||Full-Time, Part-Time|
|Disclaimer||Complete your degree in as little as two years by completing 9 credits per term, or three years taking 7 credits per term. Dual degree opportunities MPH + BS, MPH + MHA, MPH + JD|
|Spring: Nov. 1st |
Summer: Mar. 1st
Fall: July 1st, August 3rd Final
|Available Tracks||General Masters In Public Health|
|Field Education Requirements||5 hours minimum|
|Number of Credits Required||45 credits (39 core and 6 elective)|
|Disclaimers and Notes||Complete your degree in as little as two years by completing 9 credits per term, or three years taking 7 credits per term. Dual degree opportunities MPH + BS, MPH + MHA, MPH + JD|
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