Milken Institute School of Public Health
Gillings School of Global Public Health
107 Calvin Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242
MPH Program Overview
The MPH Program is designed to give students the skills and abilities needed to improve the overall health of the population no matter where they may be. It is available with several different subtracks and with numerous dual degree programs. This campus based program involves a practicum experience to qualify for graduation as well and is fully accredited. It’s a part of the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa and students will earn a respected degree that will carry their careers forward.
MPH Curriculum and Courses
The MPH program offered by the University of Iowa features a curriculum that is based on a series of core classes and then expanded on by the subtrack one selects to focus on. These subtracks are specialization areas and will dictate where a student’s career will lead them. The subtracks available are:
• Occupational and Environmental Health
• Community and Behavioral Health
• Public Health Policy
• Health Communication
Many of these specializations also make up the core curriculum, but specialization in any one of them will help enhance a student’s skills where they lay.
Several requirements must be met in order to be admitted into the program. These include:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher
• GPA of at least 3.0
• GRE scores of 151 Verbal and 148 Quantitative, or 467 Verbal and 591 Quantitative if the test was taken prior to August 2011
• International Students must submit TOEFL scores as well
Students will have to submit additional papers such as resumes, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement.
MPH Tuition and Financial Aid
Students pay based upon a per-semester-hour rate. For 0-2 hours, residents and nonresidents alike will pay 1595.50 while the rates increase as additional hours are added. Some financial aid options are available including scholarships and Graduate Research Assistant programs. Other options exist as well and more information is available on the school’s website.