Amazing people + powerful mission = lasting impact

DMU named a “2022 Great College to Work For”. With its bold vision and 10 graduate medical and health sciences degree programs, DMU is preparing tomorrow’s exceptional health workforce.


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.

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.


“I chose DMU because of the welcoming environment on campus. I felt that as a student here, I wasn’t compared to my peers sitting next to me, but rather compared to my previous self, allowing for more personal growth instead of competition amongst students. I was looking for a collaborative environment that mirrors the future of medicine, favoring interpersonal medical teams working together to improve patient outcomes.”

Lauren Hartwell, D.O.'24, OMM Fellow

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