The Master of Public Health Program at Des Moines University is proud to be preparing the next generation of public health professionals. The following outcomes measures provide prospective students and other stakeholders valuable information about our program.

Graduation Rate

Final Year Entering Year Graduation Rate Average Years to Completion
2017-18 2010-11 52.4%* 3.78*
2016-17 2009-10 67.3%* 4.30*
2015-16 2008-09 62.0% 3.91*
2014-15 2007-08 58.9% 4.21
2013-14 2006-07 60.4% 3.92

* These classes include students still active in the program as of 7/2/2018.  As they complete the program the graduation rate and average time to completion will increase.


Employment Rate (2012-14)

Job Placement Rate 92%

Alumni Return on Investment of Degree (2015-2016)

Assumed a new position 64%
Received a promotion 27%
Received a raise 9%

Employer Survey (2015-2016)

Employers rated alumni as “exemplary” or “proficient” in public health practice
Analytic / Assessment 100%
Policy Development/Planning 100%
Communication Skills 100%
Cultural Competency 100%
Community Dimensions of Practice 100%
Public health science skills 100%
Financial Planning and Management skills 100%
Leadership and Systems thinking skills 100%

Student Learning Assessment Report

In our quest for continuous improvement, all academic programs at Des Moines University undergo an annual review of selected student learning assessment outcome measures.

Download the latest Student Learning Assessment Report

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