Applications are accepted throughout the year, with new students admitted following our deadlines each fall and spring semester. Individuals may also enroll in select courses for professional development prior to being fully admitted to the program. You must have a bachelors degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or plan to complete the requirements for a degree prior to enrollment.
The M.H.A. program at Des Moines University is designed for individuals who are early to mid-level in their careers. The flexibility of the course schedule is ideal for professionals to balance their coursework and career. Through the evaluation of required admission materials, our admission process evenly weighs the following criteria:
- Academic ability: GPA history
- Professional experience: resume, letters of recommendation
- Communication skills: admission essays
- Professional promise: admission essays, letters of recommendation
Applicants are expected to have strong writing and composition skills, as well as the basic technical computer skills to perform graduate level coursework.
Required M.H.A. application documents
See how to apply for a complete list of requirements:
- Completed online application and $60 application fee
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
- Two Admission Essays
- One Letter of Recommendation
Applications will also be accepted through HAMPCAS, the new centralized application service for programs in health care management.
You may contact the Admission office at DMU directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions regarding the process.
New students are admitted twice each year to coincide with prerequisite course offerings. Please review the calendar below for upcoming application deadlines and term start dates and contact us with any questions.
|Term||Application deadline||Registration Deadline||Term Start Date|
|Summer 2014||February 1, 2014||April 25, 2014||May 19, 2014|
|Fall 2014||June 1, 2014||August 22, 2014||September 8, 2014|
To be eligible for admission, you must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. Applicants who are legal permanent residents of the U.S. will be required to provide a copy of their permanent resident card (“green card”) prior to admission.
Permanent residency status “pending,” is not eligible for admission.
If you are an international student, please refer to our international student information pages.
States authorizing DMU online students
Federal law requires institutions of higher education to comply with all state requirements for registration, licensure or authorization to deliver online or distance education to students residing in states other than the home state of the institution. Applicants who reside outside of the State of Iowa are eligible for admission only if Des Moines University has secured formal approval or is exempt from the requirements in the applicant’s state of residence. DMU is actively pursuing approval in every state, however, various state requirements and fees may prohibit the University from obtaining full authorization in all states.
At this time, Des Moines University is unable to accept applications for our online programs from applicants who reside in Alabama, Arkansas or the District of Columbia.
Notice for residents of Minnesota:
“Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.”
Questions regarding state authorization may be directed to email@example.com, or your state’s department of higher education.
Accommodations in Education Policy
The University complies with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Iowa Civil Rights Act and other laws relating to the Accommodations of disabilities in its educational programming.
Technology and computer use
Technology is incorporated throughout the program to support your education. It is essential that students possess the computer skills necessary for success in the program as detailed in the technology requirements.
All students must complete a criminal background check by the DMU selected vendor prior to enrollment. If you have a pending misdemeanor or felony which results in a conviction, it is your responsibility to immediately inform the university. You are required to inform the university of any charges or convictions which occur following completion of the initial criminal background check. Additional background checks may be required during a student’s tenure in the program.