Collegial Structure

Drake University is a private and independent major university located in an urban setting in Des Moines, the capital of Iowa and its largest city. Enrollment is selective and size is limited.

Preprofessional programs in the College of Arts and Sciences meet requirements for admission to schools of church vocations, dentistry, engineering, law, medical technology, medicine, physical therapy and social work.

Drake University also offers master’s degrees in accounting, business administration, education, communication leadership, financial management and public administration, as well as the Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Jurisprudence and Doctor of Education degrees. The following joint degrees are also offered: MBA/JD, MBA/PharmD, MPA/PharmD, and MPA/JD.

Drake University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. A list of college, school and program accreditations is posted at /academics/accreditatioins.php

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University News
June 26, 2017
Eric Saylor, professor of music history at Drake University, has published a new book that seeks to redeem a style of music that he says is gravely misunderstood and sorely underrated.
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