DMU joins the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health


Des Moines University is now the newest member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH ). This organization is the flagship organization for academic programs in public health, representing a network of the finest public health leaders and educators in the country. All schools and programs must be accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in order to be eligible to join ASPPH. The organization currently boast approximately 100 schools and programs in the United States, which have about 99,000 public health students in total.

Des Moines University has a strong public health program and we are pleased to be able to offer new opportunities to our students and DMU faculty as part of this membership.

Some benefits of membership include:

  • Access to a centralized application system (SOPHAS), which will increase the visibility of the DMU MPH program nationally.
  • Participation in a variety of recruitment events, including online graduate school fairs that attract thousands of prospective public health students
  • Opportunities for fellowships for our current students and alumni
  • Scholarship and leadership opportunities for program faculty

ASPPH closely aligns with the goals and objectives of Des Moines University’s Master of Public Health program, focusing on the promotion of interprofessional learning and collaboration and directing resources to advocacy and advancement of the public health field, education and research.

For more information regarding the Des Moines University Masters of Public Health program, please visit us online, or contact

Rachel Reimer

Rachel Reimer, Ph.D., is a Professor and Chair of the Master of Health Care Administration and Master of Public Health programs at DMU.

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