One year of construction in one minute

It's amazing how much can change during a year. The new campus in West Des Moines will open in Fall 2023.

Reaffirmation of DMU's Mission

Given the recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, DMU reaffirms our commitment to our mission to improve lives in our global community by educating diverse groups of highly competent and compassionate health professionals. We will continue to provide a comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum, which is governed by the prevailing standards of accreditation.

DMU is committed to the principles of equity, wellness and justice based on our belief in having equitable access to health care that serves the needs of all patients. Fulfilling these principles requires public policy that protects the patient-provider relationship and gives health professionals the knowledge and skills necessary to provide the best possible care patients deserve.

We also support the value for members of the DMU community to engage in civil discourse on a variety of health, social, political and other challenging issues.

One of the Best Medical Schools in the Midwest

Gain the expertise at a top medical university to start a rewarding and impactful career in medicine

Des Moines University is among the nation’s best medical schools and health science universities. We’re committed to helping aspiring medical and health care professionals make a difference in our world. Our three health science colleges offer 10 accredited health science graduate programs—all of which feature well-respected faculty, small class sizes and hands-on clinical and research opportunities. No matter which health science college or degree you choose, you will gain the skills to lead in a rewarding health care or medical career.

Learn more and discover why Des Moines University is the best medical school for you.

Des Moines University’s Health Sciences Graduate Programs

DMU is a top medical university, and educating the next generation of health science and medical professionals is what we do. That’s why you can expect to gain the knowledge and skills you need to pursue and succeed in a future career in health care or medicine. We are proud to produce leaders in medicine and health care through our 10 health sciences graduate programs, dual degree options, graduate certificates, continuing medical education courses and more.

Transforming health sciences from the ground up

For the last two years, DMU has been planning the medical and health sciences university of the future. The new campus, located on 88 acres in West Des Moines, will advance the educational transformation the University envisions.

Some of the reasons we're #DMUProud



is when DMU was founded, which means as the second-oldest osteopathic school of medicine in the United States, we have a long history of producing leading medical professionals


$7 million

in scholarship support to students in our health sciences graduate programs each year



alumni in all 50 states



best place to live, according to U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Des Moines

More Than Just a Top Medical University

Des Moines University is home to the DMU Clinic, which is conveniently located on campus. Serving thousands of patients each year, our clinicians are more than just health care and medical providers. They’re researchers, mentors and thought leaders who are dedicated to bringing expert care to patients and their families.

Whether you’re studying in our health science college, osteopathic school of medicine or podiatric medicine program, you will train alongside health care leaders in the DMU Clinic. You will also gain valuable, hands-on experiences in family medicine, pediatrics, physical therapy, radiology and much more to prepare you for your health care or medical career.

Carlye Marshall, Des Moines University Physician Assistant

“Des Moines University focuses on all eight aspects of wellness when you are a student — from physical to emotional to social. I could tell that the faculty care about me as a person and want me to succeed in all aspects of my life.”

Carlye Marshall, P.A.'22

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