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The Future of Health Sciences Starts Here

At Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences, we’re not just at the forefront of medical and health sciences education — we’re actively shaping its future.

Our commitment to innovation is embodied in our state-of-the-art facilities, like the Innovation building at 8025 Grand Ave., a beacon of progress in health care education. Educating the next generation of health sciences and medical professionals is what we do. In active learning classrooms throughout DMU, students embark on their journeys to become the health care heroes of tomorrow.


The Future of Health Care Education is Here

Welcome to the new home of Des Moines University.

Dual Degree Opportunities

DMU’s dual degree opportunities enable students to combine their clinical knowledge and practice with the expertise gained in their selected degree program.

Students enrolled in a clinical program may be eligible for a dual degree in one of the programs listed here.

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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

Des Moines University’s Commitment to Diversity

Des Moines University is committed to promoting diversity in health care and health sciences education. Our admissions team upholds the integrity of a structured and holistic admissions process for all applicants. 

One way we promote diversity is through Health P.A.S.S. This signature program — also known as Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars — provides students with crucial insights and hands-on experiences in a variety of health care professions. We also connect admitted students with resources and current students to help them transition into the DMU community.

At DMU, our students thrive in an environment committed to improving cultural competency in health care and health science education. Students who are determined to become the best health care professionals ever must understand and embrace society’s diversity. Join us in our mission to promote diversity and inclusion in the field of health care and health sciences. 


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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