Public health interest students are students in any other college on the UI campus (such as the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Tippie College of Business, College of Engineering, etc) for their first year before applying to the College of Public Health.
Students are eligible to apply to the College of Public Health’s undergraduate degree programs if they meet the standard admission requirements by the end of their first year of undergraduate study at the University of Iowa.
Nope. You can and must take the same courses your first year as directly admitted students (CPH:1400 and CPH:1600), with the exception of CPH:1050. This course will be waived for you. If you have any questions, contact Kim Klinedinst at email@example.com.
Students interested in learning more about the public health major may want to declare the public health interest, which indicates the student’s interest in learning more about public health, the major’s requirements, and about how and when to apply. Public health interest is not a major but helps students to be matched with advisors with an expertise in this field. Any undergraduate at UI, regardless of college, may declare the public health interest. Find out more about the field of public health.
Let your advisor know or contact us.
Yes- as long as you have satisfied the requirements for standard admission to the College of Public Health.
In order to apply, you must complete the online application for current UI students changing colleges by May 1. Completion of this application does not guarantee admission to the program. Your admission will be contingent on satisfying the following requirements by the end of the semester in which you apply:
- completion of at least 12 s.h. at the University of Iowa;
- completion of CPH:1400 Fundamentals of Public Health with a grade of B- or higher;
- completion of CPH:1600 Public Health Science: Inquiry and Investigation in Public Health with a grade of B- or higher; and
- a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.75 in all courses taken at the University of Iowa and in all college-level course work attempted.
Students who are denied admission may file an Appeal for Denial of Admission to the College of Public Health if they can provide documentation of extenuating circumstances that affected their academic performance.