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

Class YearGraduation RateAverage Length of Time to Complete Degree in Years
2016 (started in 09-10)59% 
2015 (started in 08-09)56%3.52
2014 (started in 07-08)59%3.81
2013  (started in 06-07)61%3.77

Employment Rate (2012-14)

Job Placement Rate92%

Alumni Return on Investment of Degree (Class of 2014)

Assumed a higher level of responsibility after earning degree66%
Assumed a new position50%
Received a promotion23%
Received a raise27%

Employer Survey (2012-2014)

Employers rated alumni as “exemplary” or “proficient” in public health practice
Analytic / Assessment100%
Policy Development/Planning100%
Communication Skills100%
Cultural Competency100%
Community Dimensions of Practice100%
Public health science skills86%
Financial Planning and Management skills86%
Leadership and Systems thinking skills100%

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