Des Moines University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.35 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 32 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: APTA and CEPH
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 1,603
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: ---
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 15% part-time, 85% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,410
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

Des Moines University provides me with excellent resources for success. They are a boards focused school and put up scores above average for both DO and MD programs. Hands down the best DO school that I interviewed at. The faculty was on my side from the moment I walked into the admissions office. Because there are no undergrads on campus, there is a very professional feel. (For example, there are no rules about no eating in the library or auditorium. We are expected to act and behave on a higher level.) They have an active diversity program focused on promoting understanding and acceptance of peers and future patients with different cultural backgrounds. There is very good support for students with families. They have a mother's room for my wife if she needs to feed my baby in privacy while she's visiting me. They also have an active spouse support group that does weekly activities. This is the best school to go to if you have a family.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

DMU's online MPH program is excellent. The coursework was relevant, interesting, and comprehensive. The professors are experts in the field, and very responsive to students. DMU's online program is exceptional, with an online learning website that is easy to navigate and the ability to provide video-taped lectures, immediate test results, and same time communication between students. If you're looking for a quality, reasonably priced, onlin education from an accredited MPH program, DMU is worth looking into.
3.63 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

I like the flexibility of the MPH program at DMU. I can take classes both online and in person. The trimester layout means students can take more classes in a calendar year than with other programs.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

I have loved my time at DMU. I have been very impressed with the professionalism of the online course. I feel like the program is worth the time, effort and finance dedicated to it. I have learned a lot, enjoyed all of my teachers and felt support half way across the US. I highly recommend DMU online if attending a class setting is not available.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

The online MPH program is convenient for a student with a full-time professional job and volunteer commitments. The learning platform and use of technology encourages virtually meeting and working with a diverse group of master's students from around the globe. My fellow learners contribute much insight and experience to the coursework. I've found that many of the professors are a bit Iowa-centric when it comes to examples and experience. I think courses could integrate current events in public health more effectively during each semester. Des Moines University really seems to strive for excellence and encourages student participation. For a general MPH program, I think the DMU MPH is a great value and a worthwhile experience.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

DMU's MPH program is high quality. Instructors are professional and are passionate about their student's learning success. The program's fully online capability allow me to continue working full-time. The disadvantage of an online program is the missed opportunity to discuss lessons face-to-face with classmates and instructors.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

This is a good, online program. I did not rate the rest of the areas because I am not an Iowa resident. I would not be able to comment on the areas that do no apply to me. The faculty is very helpful and supportive. The curriculum is intense like any other campus based graduate program.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

This is an excellent program that you can complete entirely online, which was a huge perk for me. There are still deadlines and due dates so you are held accountable for your work. The internship and capstone courses really provide a good culminating overview of what you gain throughout the program.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016

There is a lot of workload in this program, but this is true for all Physician Assistant programs. There is some busywork such as in the FLEX Care course that could be removed since we do have a heavy workload in comparison to other programs.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

The program involves a nice mix of online classes and on-campus residencies. It is very challenging, but definitely doable for working adults. The program adds such a wealth of knowledge to my career in health care.
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