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Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to earn the master of science in biomedical sciences degree?

The master of science in biomedical sciences degree program consists of 40 semester hours (25 hours in the classroom and 15 hours of bench research). The program can be completed in two years on a full-time basis. Part-time students can take up to five years to complete their degree.

May I apply to multiple programs at the same time?

Applicants may not have more than one active application to Des Moines University at a time. Applicants must pick a program of interest and complete the admission process in its entirety before applying to a different program.

Are classes available online?

No. Courses emphasize faculty-student interaction, hands-on learning and research and sharing information via presentations and informally.

I’m interested in pursuing a master of science in biomedical sciences degree along with another program at Des Moines University. Is that an option?

The master of science in biomedical sciences programs offer a dual degree option for DPM and DO students. Contact the appropriate program director to explore this option.

Additional questions?

Please contact our office at 515-271-1499 or msadmit@dmu.edu