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.
Be a part of history
As the inaugural class in West Des Moines
Explore our degrees
Des Moines University has 10 different programs within three health sciences colleges, all widely respected and highly competitive.
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“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.
Living in Des Moines: Your new favorite city
Besides being a great place to live and work, Des Moines is a vibrant city with communities from all walks of life. Ethnic food and grocery stores, some of the best restaurants, and plenty of year-round events ensure that there’s always something for everyone.