To apply for admission to the master of public health program, applicants must submit the following documents: application and fee, GRE, letter of recommendation, official transcripts, personal statement and resume.
Additional admission criteria include:
- A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university is required.
- A minimum GPA of 3.0 is recommended.
- Experience in the field of public health is recommended.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential.
- Provide all necessary application materials to the satisfaction of the admission committee by the posted deadlines.
Completion of the required application documents does not guarantee admission to Des Moines University.
|Term||Application deadline||Registration Deadline||Term Start Date|
|Fall 2013||July 1, 2013||August, 2013||September 9, 2013|
|Spring 2014||October 1, 2013||December, 2013||January, 2014|
Technology and computer use
Technology is incorporated throughout the program to support your education. It is a key component of the curriculum in both on-campus and online learning. All coursework is delivered through an online learning management system and applicants should be prepared for a significant amount of computer based coursework. Applicants should be familiar with the technology requirements.
Masters level coursework requires a substantial time commitment. Applicants should be prepared to spend at least 5-10 hours per week completing coursework for a typical 3 semester hour course.
Applicants who are legal permanent residents of the U.S. will be required to provide a copy of their permanent resident card (“green card”) prior to admission.
Note: Permanent residency status “pending,” is not eligible for admission.
Non U.S. citizens
All courses in the master of public health program are offered online, therefore, international students applying for admission to these programs are eligible for online study only.
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents should review the information for international students.