Drake University

About Drake University

Drake University is recognized as one of the finest institutions of higher learning in the Midwest. A midsized, private university in Des Moines, Iowa, we offer the benefits and resources of a larger institution along with the advantages of intimate class sizes and close personal relationships.


Law School

Drake Law School was founded in Des Moines in 1865, which makes it one of the 25 oldest law schools in the country. The Law School was established by Iowa Supreme Court justices George Wright and Chester Cole, who aimed to teach law in proximity to the courts so students could witness the law in action. From the very beginning, Drake Law School focused on real and practical experience. Today we continue to build on that tradition and provide opportunities for service, leadership, and the pursuit of rewarding careers.


College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Drake's four-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program prepares students for successful careers in community practice, institutional practice, post-graduate education and many other opportunities for practicing pharmacists. Our new Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program prepares students for successful careers in any area of the broad OT field. Students in this program spend three years of year-round coursework to complete their degree.



June 2020 - July 2020 Des Moines, IA
“My topic was the "Flow and dynamics of Coronavirus in Iowa" so, working on the recent burning topic was super interesting. I was getting all the data I needed and I worked with Dr. Pendleton who is one the greatest professor of all time. ”

Research Assistant

October 2018 Des Moines, IA
“It's on campus and involves material that I am learning in school”
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