Des Moines Center

Next start date: January 7th

Des Moines Building

Whether this is the first time in your life you are going to college or you're coming back to school after 20 years away, Upper Iowa University will work with you to fit college into your busy life.

  • With six convenient start dates scattered throughout the year, 8-week classes, and an accelerated 6-week summer session, UIU in Des Moines offers you year-round access to the courses you need to help you graduate.
  • Students are able to graduate on schedule, even when taking just two courses per session for most programs.
  • Students are able to get a jump on degree completion by transferring up to 90 college credits from other colleges to UIU. Check out articulation agreements that might smooth out the transfer process.
  • You might also cut the cost of college by getting help from your employer. Check out the Corporate Advantage Program.
  • Sometimes your professional experience and test scores can earn you college credit.  Ask about qualifying for experiential credits.
  • A personal academic advisor can help tailor your academic plan and advise you on financial aid options.

Stop by our location or call the UIU-Des Moines Center to find out about how our evening courses or the Upper Iowa online and self-paced programs can help you on the way toward your educational goals. However you blend the coursework for your college degree, all UIU courses count toward completing your requirements and getting to graduation.

Apply today or contact us for more information:

Upper Iowa University-Des Moines
5000 Westown Parkway, Suite 200
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Phone: 515-225-1800
Fax: 515-225-1919

Office Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday - Thursday; 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fridays

Reasons to Get a Degree Online

Getting your degree online from UIU enables you to study at your own pace and on your own schedule. Rather than having to block off entire days to take courses offered only at one time, like at other universities, our online program makes it easy to complete assignments and learn when it works best for you. 

In addition to in-person courses, you can work with an academic advisor to create a hybrid schedule that combines these classes with online offerings to help you complete the degree program of your choice.

Online-only programs are available as well, in a variety of disciplines, so you can study what you want. Learn more about UIU-Des Moines Center in our video below and check out our different degree levels and programs. Feel free to contact us directly with any questions about obtaining your degree online.

Majors/Programs Offered

You can get information on any of the following majors from the UIU-Des Moines. Some are available at the center and others are available as online courses. Many students blend their degree plan, by taking some face-to-face courses and some online courses. Check with your Admissions Counselor for more details about any of these programs.

Des Moines Center Face-to-Face Associate Degrees

  • Criminal Justice
  • General Business
  • Liberal Arts
  • Psychology

Des Moines Center Face-to-Face Bachelor's Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Communication Studies - Communication Studies Emphasis
  • Communication Studies - Mass Media
  • Criminal Justice
  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Financial Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Human Services
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Nursing, RN-BSN
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration - General Emphasis
  • Public Administration - Emergency Management Emphasis
  • Public Administration - Fire Science Emphasis
  • Public Administration - Law Enforcement Emphasis
  • Social Science
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Teacher Education Program: 5-12 All Business
  • Teacher Education Program: 5-12 All Social Science
  • Teacher Education Program: 5-12 Industrial Technology
  • Teacher Education Program: 5-12 Reading
  • Teacher Education Program: 5-12 Social Science
  • Teacher Education Program: Instructional Strategist II: BD/LD/ID
  • Teacher Education Program: Teacher-Elementary Education K-6
  • Teacher Education Program: Teacher-Prekindergarten-Grade 3 with Special Ed

Des Moines Center Face-to-Face Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration - General Management Emphasis
  • Master of Education - Early Childhood Emphasis
  • Master of Education - English as a Second Language Emphasis
  • Master of Education - Instructional Strategist Emphasis
  • Master of Education - Reading Specialist Emphasis
  • Master of Education - Teacher Leadership Emphasis

Online Program Undergraduate Certificates

Online Program Associate of Arts

Online Program Bachelor's Degrees

Online Program Graduate Certificates

Online Program Graduate Degrees

Online Program Post-Graduate Certificates