Office of Admissions

Because of where you want to go afterward

Your ultimate goal is to become an exceptionally well-prepared health care professional. At DMU, you will learn with faculty and students who all share a common focus on medicine and the health sciences. You will become ready for both autonomous and interprofessional practice in providing the highest quality of care.


The Future of Health Care Education is Here

Welcome to the new home of Des Moines University.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at DMU

Creating Opportunities for Iowa and Beyond Des Moines University enhances our quality of life by educating outstanding health providers and leaders; providing expert, compassionate patient care; serving the community in diverse ways; and stimulating the central Iowa community.


“I knew I wanted to go to DMU the first time I set foot on campus for my interview day. The students and faculty were so welcoming as we toured around the campus. They would come out of their way to introduce themselves to us and wish us luck. The attitude that we are all in this together and the fact that the faculty are so passionate about student learning and advancement creates a very positive learning environment.”

Olivia Matz, D.O.'24

The most diverse medical schools reflect their values through admissions

The admissions team at DMU upholds the integrity of a structured admissions process for all applicants. To do so, we undergo a priority application review for candidates who self-identify as underrepresented in health care, host a special event for diverse students accepted to DMU and more.

We also offer Health P.A.S.S., or the Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars, our signature pathway program for diversity recruitment at DMU. Geared toward underrepresented minorities in the medical profession or economically or educationally disadvantaged undergraduate students interested in pursuing medicine or health sciences education in graduate school, Health P.A.S.S. provides them with crucial insights and hands-on experiences in a variety of health care professions.


Welcome to Campus: See for Yourself What We’re All About

DMU offers opportunities to get involved in experiences outside the classroom. We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all our students.

Scholarships, financial aid and cost estimates

There are several scholarships available to students of all backgrounds. Financial aid packages are available as an option for most students, and comprehensive cost of attendance budgets are updated yearly.

Des Moines University cost estimates

Living in Greater Des Moines: Your new favorite place

Besides being a great place to live and work, the greater Des Moines metro is a vibrant area with communities from all walks of life. Ethnic grocery stores, restaurants and year-round events ensure that there’s always something for everyone.

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