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.

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“DMU offers a rigorous academic course of study and that rigor is matched by the dedication of its faculty to the success of each student. It truly feels like a family in that each student, staff and faculty go above and beyond to work together as a community to foster individual mastery and success.”

Faith Vandehaar, D.P.T.'22

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.

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Welcome to Des Moines University

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
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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.

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