So you got into the College of Public Health… Now What?

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!

Public Health Interest Information Sessions

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
katie-mccullough@uiowa.edu

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!

Class of 2021 Scholarship deadlines extended to Feb. 1, 2017

All potential incoming first-year students who are directly admitted to the public health major for Fall 2017 are invited to apply for our College of Public Health Scholarships!

Please go to the Iowa Scholarship Portal and apply before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to apply for any of the scholarships below for which they are eligible.

The College of Public Health Dean’s Scholars is a scholarship program for new incoming first-year students majoring in public health with at least a 30 ACT and 3.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The College of Public Health provides four years of scholarship support ($5,000 annually) to this select group of students. Through the Iowa Institute for Public Health Research and Policy, Dean’s Scholars are invited to participate in professional and social activities that will enhance their public health experience by providing opportunities to attend conferences and seminars and meet with nationally known public health experts.

The College of Public Health Diversity Scholarship is a diversity outreach scholarship for new incoming first-year students directly admitted to the public health major who are US citizens or permanent residents. In addition, one or more of the following criteria must be met: race/ethnic background, socioeconomic factors (based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid filed after January 1), and/or first-generation college student. The College of Public Health provides four years of scholarship support ($2000 annually) to a select group of students.

The College of Public Health Undergraduate Scholarship is for new incoming first-year students directly admitted to the public health major with a demonstrated financial need. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted in order to be considered for this scholarship. The College of Public Health provides four years of scholarship support ($2,000 annually) to a select group of students.

If you have any questions, please contact Katie McCullough

Scholarship Applications Open for Class of 2021!

All potential incoming first year students who are directly admitted to the public health major for Fall 2017 are invited to apply for our College of Public Health Scholarships!

Please go to the Iowa Scholarship Portal and apply before 5pm on December 2, 2016.  Applicants are encouraged to apply for any of the scholarships below for which they are eligible.

The College of Public Health Dean’s Scholars is a scholarship program for new incoming first-year students majoring in public health with at least a 30 ACT and 3.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The College of Public Health provides four years of scholarship support ($5000 annually) to this select group of students. Through the Iowa Institute for Public Health Research and Policy, Dean’s Scholars are invited to participate in professional and social activities that will enhance their public health experience by providing opportunities to attend conferences and seminars and meet with nationally known public health experts.

The College of Public Health Diversity Scholarship is a diversity outreach scholarship for new incoming first-year students directly admitted to the public health major who are US citizens or permanent residents. In addition, one or more of the following criteria must be met: race/ethnic background, socioeconomic factors (based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid filed after January 1), and/or first-generation college student. The College of Public Health provides four years of scholarship support ($2000 annually) to a select group of students.

The College of Public Health Undergraduate Scholarship is for new incoming first-year students directly admitted to the public health major with a demonstrated financial need. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted in order to be considered for this scholarship. The College of Public Health provides four years of scholarship support ($2000 annually) to a select group of students.

If you have any questions, please contact Katie McCullough

Public Health Interest Group Info Session

If you are a student who has been designated as Public Health Interest, we will be hosting a special info session for you next week!

This public health interest event will be held on Tuesday, September 20 from 5:00pm- 6:00pm in Room C217AB CPHB (College of Public Health Building). Our session will provide an introduction to the public health interest designation –  what does it mean and what should you expect this year. We will also provide information about how to apply to the major, and we’ll be able to answer any questions that you might have. We will provide a light dinner and beverages.

Please RSVP by 5:00pm Monday, September 19 at https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9KPK0RwtofGdphr. We look forward to meeting you!

Questions? Contact Katie McCullough