Master On Campus

Public Health

The University of Iowa

12 months
34698 USD/year
34698 USD/year
16379 USD/year
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The Master of Public Health (MPH) is awarded by the Graduate College. It is a nonthesis degree. The University of Iowa also offers Combined Degree Programs in Public Health.


The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), offered by The University of Iowa, is recognized as the primary professional degree in public health. The objective of Iowa's M.P.H. program is to provide education and practical training in public health to students who will be leaders in their respective communities. The program is appropriate for individuals who already have professional experience and/or training in public health as well as for those whose expertise lies outside of public health.

Students may earn the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) as a single degree, or they may pursue one of several combined degree programs. The College of Public Health offers combined M.P.H./professional degree programs with the Carver College of Medicine and the Colleges of Law and Pharmacy. It also offers two programs in collaboration with the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University. See "M.P.H./D.V.M. (Iowa State University)" and descriptions of the combined degree programs under Combined Programs in this section of the Catalog.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Introduction to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Epidemiology I: Principles
  • Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System
  • Global Environmental Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have earned a Bachelor's or a professional degree
  • The minimum grade point average requirement for admission to the MPH program is 3.0.
  • GRE preferred minimums are: verbal 151 and quantitative 152. If you took the exam prior to August 1, 2011, the preferred minimums are: verbal 467 and quantitative 591.
  • The following scores may be substituted for the GRE: MCAT, LSAT, PCAT, DAT, GMAT, VCAT.
  • TOEFL (or IELTS during the 2006-2007 year) scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34698 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 34698 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    34698 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34698 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16379 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 16379 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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