We’re proud to offer students access to the University of Iowa's Des Moines programs right from their hometown. With courses taught at the new Iowa Center for Higher Education, the John and Mary Pappajohn Educational Center (JMPEC), and in a convenient online format, you can find a program that fits into your life. Some programs will require both online and on-site coursework. 

As a student of the UI in Des Moines, you’ll enjoy the same interaction with expert faculty and dedicated student support as your fellow Hawkeyes in Iowa City. The University of Iowa's programs in Des Moines make the quality and prestige of a UI education very accessible to working professionals and adult learners in our state capital. 

Our next information session is on June 13, 2018. Click here to RSVP.

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Kerrigan Owens

Kerrigan Owens, Political Science

“My internship with the Iowa 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 University of Iowa Des Moines programs.”

Tyskeka Duddley

Tysheka Duddley, Enterprise Leadership

“It’s exciting to learn about leadership and entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa programs in Des Moines. It’s easy to get here and I love the culture in the classroom. It’s not just a lecture class.”

Chris Dempsey

Chris Dempsey, Sport and Recreation Management

“My dream job is to work for the Chicago Cubs or the Kansas City Chiefs. The University of Iowa professors in Des Moines are great, and can lead me on the right path to the future I want.”