What IS Public Health?

And why should you study it?

Public Health is the clean air we breathe and the clean water we drink. It is the policies we pass to keep us healthy. Public health is sidewalks to keep us safe while we walk and exercise. It is vaccinations, and it is educating our communities about the best health practices to prevent diseases. Public health is working every day to ensure that everyone has access to healthy food. Public health is the promotion of healthful living across populations. Public health is the people and workers in your community and the wold who work to make all these things possible. and you can join them. Find out how.

CPH Undergraduate Program Continues to Grow

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.

Top Reasons to get your undergraduate degree in Public Health at UI

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!

Scholarships available for Current Undergraduate Public Health Majors!

Current Public Health Majors- we have two scholarships available for continuing students:

College of Public Health Continuing Students Diversity Scholarship

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

College of Public Health Undergraduate Scholarship for Returning Majors

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.