University of Iowa


A Big Ten education tailored for you

Being a Hawkeye while living in the greater Des Moines area is as simple as applying to an online undergraduate degree or one of the many graduate programs available at the Pappajohn Education Center downtown. Find a degree program right for you at

*The Des Moines Programs will offer classes at the Iowa Center for Higher Education through December, 2018. Classes will then be held at the John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center downtown and, as always, many classes will be available online.

Rolling Clouds, August 13, 2016
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Political Science

“My internship with the Attorney General’s office was an incredible hands-on learning experience in different legal fields. I would highly recommend any student looking for an exceptional experience to apply to the UI-Des Moines Programs.”
- Kerrigan Owens

Sport and Recreation Management

“The University of Iowa - Des Moines was the perfect place to continue my education while exploring opportunities in sports within the Des Moines area that aren't available anywhere else.”
-Maxton Kearns

Social Work

"I chose the University of Iowa's Social Work program in Des Moines because of its outstanding reputation. I am inspired by the work of other UI social workers and feel the practice complements my outlook on the world."
-Emily Loynachan