Why do I love being a part of the University of Iowa College of Public Health? One of the reasons is regular access to public health experts. In October, the UI College of Public Health welcomed Dr. Camara Jones – our college’s 2017 Richard and Barbara Hansen Leadership Award Recipient. Dr. Jones’s inspiring lecture titled, “Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism,” can be viewed online here. Dr. Jones seeks to bring critical attention to the social determinants of health (including poverty) and the social determinants of equity (including racism).
So you got into the College of Public Health… Now What? What does that mean?
We’ve put together some frequently asked questions for those of you who have been admitted into the College of Public Health. If you don’t find your answer, feel free to contact us and we’re happy to answer all your questions!
What does it mean that you were accepted to the College of Public Health?
The College of Public Health is part of the University of Iowa, just like the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, the College of Business, or the College of Education. You are a normal University of Iowa student, you will just be majoring in Public Health, which is housed in the College of Public Health, as opposed to any of the other colleges on campus.
Can I do public health and Pre-Med?
Yes! Talk to your advisor about declaring pre-med with your public health major.
Can I still take classes in the College of Liberal Arts and Scieces?
Yes! You can still take any class you want in CLAS, as long as you satisfy the requiremtns for that course. Being in the College of Public Health doesn’t stop you from taking courses in other colleges.
Do I have General Education Requirements in the College of Public Health?
Yes! You will have to take general education courses just like you do in other colleges. Please go here for a list of the general education requirements for the College of Public Health.
I am Public Health Interest. What does that mean?
It means you are a student of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and you will come into the College of Public Health later through our Standard Admissions Process. Email us with questions on this!
Thanks to the generosity of Sally and Ken Mason, funds are again available this fiscal year for undergraduate, graduate and professional students to apply towards travel to academic and professional meetings and conferences, and travel associated with study abroad programs. Please use your collegiate communication channels to identify potential applicants and encourage them to apply.
Applications must be completed online at https://apps.provost.uiowa.edu/apps/mason/ and applications are due by November 3, 2017. Students can request up to $500 per application, but no more than one $500 award will be made to any individual student. Travel dates must take place after December 3, 2017, but no later than May 11, 2018. Awards will be granted by approximately December 4th. Questions can be directed to me at email@example.com.
This is a wonderful opportunity for our students made possible by the Masons.
This Fall, the College of Public Health is doing several info sessions for students who are interested in joining the
major. You will have a chance to meet with an advisor or an admissions advisor to get all your questions about
joining the major answered.
They will be held the following dates and times:
Monday, Oct. 2nd, 5:00pm-6:00pm in N170 CPHB (Student Services Suite)
Friday, Oct. 20th, 1:00pm-2:00pm in N170 CPHB (Student Services Suite)
Thursday, Nov. 9th, 3:30pm-4:30pm in N170 CPHB (Student Services Suite)
Questions? Contact Katie McCullough
Dr. Maggie Chorazy, Undergraduate Program Director, comments on the growth of the undergraduate public health major at the University of Iowa, and current students – Mikaela Mikkelsen and Austin Wu – comment on what attracted them to the major. Read the story here.
There are so many reasons why The University of Iowa is a great place to study public health! We’ve come up with our top 5 right here!
1.) We are ranked in the top 10 publicly funded schools of public health- you will get a world class education here!
2.) As an undergraduate, you will be taught by full-time faculty who are invested in your education and your success
3.) At The University of Iowa, you will begin studying public health your first semester here; there is no waiting to begin your work in your major!
4.) At the University of Iowa, you have the option of doing our Undergrad to Grad program, where you can earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 5 years instead of 6!
5.) You will be taught in brand-new, LEED certified building that has the best views in Iowa City to learn and study!
Scholarships available for Current Undergraduate Public Health Majors!
Current Public Health Majors- we have two scholarships available for continuing students:
This is a one-time, $1,000 diversity scholarship for returning public health majors that demonstrate merit and financial need. Students who are receiving other CPH public health undergraduate scholarships are not eligible. To be eligible, a student must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student in the College of Public Health who maintains a minimum cumulative UI GPA of 2.5 and full-time enrollment (12+ hours) at the University of Iowa. Additional eligibility criteria may include one or more of the following: race/ethnic background, socioeconomic factors, and/or first-generation college student. The selection process is competitive and preference will be given to need based applicants. A student can demonstrate financial need through completing a FAFSA (based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid filed on/after October 1).
Funds will be split equally between the fall the and the spring semesters. Students must be in good academic standing and remain public health majors in the semesters they receive the awards
This is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship for returning public health majors that demonstrate merit and financial need. Students who are receiving other CPH public health undergraduate scholarships are not eligible. To be eligible, a student must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student in the College of Public Health who maintains a minimum cumulative UI GPA of 2.5 and full-time enrollment (12+ hours) at the University of Iowa. A student can demonstrate financial need through completing a FAFSA (based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid filed on/after October 1).
Funds will be split equally between the fall and spring semesters. Students must be in good academic standing and remain public health majors in the semesters they receive the awards.
College of Public Health Dean Sue Curry comments on public health’s bright future as the College of Public Health welcomes its first class of undergraduate majors in public health.