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Mercy College of Health Sciences is a premier health sciences specialty school. With a walkable eight acre campus located in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa, Mercy College offers unique hands-on learning, unparalleled clinical rotations, and accelerated education.

With 16 academic pathways offering master's, bachelor's, and associate degrees, certificates, online degrees, and continuing education courses, our students are prepared to enter the workforce quickly with the critical skills necessary to make an immediate impact in their chosen healthcare careers.

For over 100 years, students have come to Mercy College and been transformed into successful healthcare professionals and our newly launched Mercy College PLUS offers 100% online healthcare degrees that are accredited, affordable and flexible. So yeah — we know a thing or two about health science education. 

Academic Programs

Explore our bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, certificate programs, and continuing education courses.


Our Healthcare Partners

Mercy College is proud to partner with national leaders in the innovation and delivery of healthcare.

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Mercy College is proud of the institutional and individual program accrediting bodies it is accredited or approved by.

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Our Legacy

With roots dating back to 1899, the Mercy College of Health Sciences legacy spans over 120+ years of providing high-quality healthcare education. Learn more about our history.


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Next step before transforming into a life-saving hero: complete the form below. Our admissions team will get you all the info you need to know.

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Admissions: admissions@mchs.edu

Admissions: (515) 635-1133
General: (515) 643-3180

About Us

Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer master's degreesbachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, certificate programs, and continuing education courses.

Mercy College is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), in addition to numerous programmatic accreditors.

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Mercy College is a Catholic, accredited, nonprofit institution of higher learning.