Founded in 1898, Des Moines University comprises three colleges offering eight graduate degrees. A health sciences university since adding the colleges of health sciences and podiatric medicine and surgery in 1981, the programs share a collective strength — a collaborative campus community where students and faculty come together in the pursuit of knowledge.
Des Moines University offers degree programs in medicine and the health sciences. We share a singular mission to develop distinctive health professionals committed to health promotion, the discovery of knowledge and service to the community.
DMU students and employees serve the community in a wide variety of ways, from free on-campus events like the annual Senior Health Fair and Girls in Science Day to off-campus health screenings, osteopathic manual medicine treatments, health education programs and many more volunteer activities.