MPH in Policy Overview

The mission of the Master’s Degree in Public Health Policy sub-track is to provide students with content knowledge and skills pertaining to the practice of health policy.  During their course of study, students will master core competencies designed to help them identify, formulate, communicate and implement health policy.

The Iowa Advantage

Here are just a few reasons to consider the MPH in Policy degree at the University of Iowa:

  • Comprehensive curriculum covering foundations of health policy, methods and skills in health policy analysis and evaluation, and featuring current content on federal and state policies.
  • The low student-to-faculty ratio ensures that students have the opportunity to develop close, mentoring relationships with faculty members.
  • Unique experiential learning opportunities within health policy organizations at both the state- and national-level.
  • Proven track record of graduate placement in Washington DC and elsewhere in a variety of organizations including consulting firms, government agencies, and health systems. Graduates also have gone on to pursue degrees in medicine and law.
  • Opportunity to pursue both MPH-Policy and Master of Health Administration (MHA) simultaneously. Students who enroll in these degree programs generally have a primary interest in the delivery of health care services to individual patients.
  • Financial assistance is available through departmental, collegiate, and university scholarships, awards, and graduate assistantships.
  • U.S. News & World Report rated the UI College of Public Health among the best in the nation.