To be considered for admission in the master of science in anatomy program, you must have a B.A. or B.S. or complete the requirements for a degree before enrollment. The degree should be in the biological or physical sciences; however, applicants with non-science degrees will be considered if they have a strong science background.
Students who are intellectually capable and possess investigative skills and inquisitive minds will find challenging, rewarding and fulfilling opportunities at Des Moines University.
A science GPA and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher are recommended to be considered for admission.
Applicants must supply results of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Dental Admissions Test (DAT) with their application. Test scores more than three years old are not accepted.
The courses below are required for admission; you may apply while coursework is in progress.
- Biology/zoology - 8 semester hours with lab
- Inorganic chemistry - 8 semester hours with lab
- Organic chemistry – 4 semester hours with lab
- Biochemistry – 3 semester hours
- Physics – 8 semester hours with lab (may substitute 3 semester hours of statistics)
- English, English composition, speech or literature – 6 semester hours
- Other recommended courses include Molecular biology, genetics, humanities, behavioral sciences and math/statistics
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.
Note: Permanent residency status “pending,” is not eligible for admission.
Non U.S. citizens
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents are not eligible for admission to the Master of Science program. Please review information for international students.
See the technical standards page.