A Grand Vision For the Future of Health Care

Building a new campus from the ground up — Opening Fall 2023.

Preparing tomorrow's health care leaders

At DMU, we enable our students to make a tangible difference in the world. Our three health sciences colleges house eight different programs, all widely respected and highly competitive. We provide a hands-on learning environment that emphasizes competence, compassion, and community.

Areas of Study

We are #DMUProud

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1898

year DMU was founded, making us the second oldest osteopathic university

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$7 million

received by students in scholarships each year

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Improving Lives

in our global community is part of our core mission

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#1 City

Des Moines is one of the most affordable places to live in the U.S.

The DMU Clinic

Our multi-specialty clinic is conveniently located on the DMU campus. Our clinicians are more than providers; they’re researchers, mentors, and faculty dedicated to bringing expert, specialty health care to you and your family. Students attending DMU train alongside these leading physicians throughout their programs, gaining valuable, first-hand experience.

Carlye Marshall, Des Moines University Physician Assistant

“DMU focuses on all eight aspects of wellness when you are a student here. From physical, to emotional, to social, I could tell that the faculty here really cared about me as a person and wanted me to succeed in all aspects of my life. I also love that DMU holds the 50 and Better Fair! I have a minor in gerontology and adore the fact that DMU cares about their older adult community around them.”

Carlye Marshall, P.A.'22

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