What to expect during the interview process
At Des Moines University, we offer a candidate experience that will let you be confident in your decision to pursue your goals here.
Please use this page to familiarize yourself with DMU and our interview process:
We have developed the experience with you in mind
Our goal is to enable you to share your authentic self, perspectives and plans with us. Our interview approach is twofold: an online platform (Kira Talent) that gives you simple access to share your experiences and virtual events for you to meet members of the DMU community. Here are some additional details:
Kira Talent assessment
This simple process should take 20-30 minutes to complete on your own time. You will be asked a question and given prep time and a set amount of time to respond. Refer to your candidate experience invitation email for more information and your personalized log-in link. Please remember to check spam/junk if you did not receive the Kira invitation email within a week of completing your participant agreement.
After completing your Kira Talent assessment, you will receive additional information on how to participate in a group experience with OTD faculty and DMU students. Conducted via Zoom, you will spend the first half of your time with OTD faculty, who will share more information about our program and answer your questions. The second half of your time will be with current DMU students, who will be prepared to talk with you about the opportunities and culture at DMU.
After you have completed both the Kira Talent assessment and Zoom small group experience, your application file will be forwarded along to the admissions committee for review. Please allow 4-6 weeks for a decision.
Much more information regarding your status will be provided in your decision letter. For the most up-to-date information regarding the program's accreditation status, please visit https://www.dmu.edu/ot/.
Diversity at DMU: Your culture creates ours
Cultural competency is part of the personal and professional development that happens at DMU. Our campus environment is shaped by individuals who bring cultural differences, life experiences and distinct characteristics.
We've got you covered: Support services for students
DMU helps students succeed by offering resources like the Center for Educational Enhancement (CEE), on-campus student health services, health insurance, financial aid and a counseling center.