Established in 1999, the College of Public Health is a national leader in research, teaching, and service dedicated to protecting and promoting health.
The college works with UI collaborators in the health sciences, liberal arts, business, engineering, and law, along with government, community, and industry partners. Public health investigators address community health, work to control infectious diseases, improve farm and rural health, monitor cancer diagnoses and birth defects, and respond to public health emergencies. They ensure that people everywhere have access to clean air and water, nutritious food, safe workplaces, and quality health care services. The college’s focus on communities is reflected in its collaborations with community partners and outreach activities in each of Iowa’ 99 counties.
The college provides a full slate of master’s and doctoral programs, including dual-degree programs with multiple UI colleges and the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University in Ames. The undergraduate program began in 2016 and will graduate its first class in 2020. Undergrad-to-grad options help students complete both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five year...s. Certificate programs are available to students and professionals, and extensive continuing education courses serve thousands of professionals in the state’s public health workforce.