Consider MCHS!

Mercy College of Health Sciences prepares students to enter the fast-paced healthcare environment with a firm grasp on the importance of an understanding of how to help others. The College provides the education, skills and resources necessary to successfully complete your chosen health science program.

Students experience direct patient contact throughout their education by way of clinical rotations and practicum’s at Mercy Medical Center, its affiliates and a variety of other leading health care providers in central Iowa.

Schedule a Visit

We invite you to visit our campus. Come to Mercy Mondays or a Program Information Session to tour our state-of-the-art facilities and meet with Admissions staff to learn more about our academic programs that lead to to high-demand careers as well as meet some of our experienced faculty and staff. Visit with financial aid professionals who can help you find the necessary funds to support your education. 

Plan to Apply

Deciding where to apply can be a tough decision. We make the admission process for a health science education as easy and as smooth as possible. Click here to see how you can get started.

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Quick Info

Office of Admissions
Mercy Court
921 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309-1200
(515) 643-6715
Fax (515) 643-6702

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
And by appointment

Meet Our Staff

  • Director of Admissions
    Heather Gaumer
  • Admissions Counselors
    Mark Haddinger
    Erika Kruse
    Molly Miller
    Maggie Moore