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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 includes two components: an asynchronous online interview that gives you simple access to share your experiences followed by a live virtual event with members of the DMU community.

Here are some additional details regarding the two components of your formal interview experience:

  • Component 1:
    Asynchronous Online Interview

    This simple process through Kira Talent 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.

  • Component 2:
    Live Virtual Experience with Program Leaders

    After completing your interview via Kira Talent, you will receive additional information on how to participate in a virtual event with PA faculty and students. Conducted via Zoom, the event will include a program overview, time with faculty, and a student panel.

Please keep in mind that the asynchronous online interview and live virtual event are both elements of the overall admission decision and should be treated as such. Your file will be sent to the admissions committee for review following completion of both components.

Allow 4-6 weeks for a final decision, which will be either admit, alternate or release from consideration. Much more information regarding these statuses will be provided in your decision letter.

DMU Wants You to Succeed And Provides Resources So You Can

Des Moines University’s supportive, collaborative environment and variety of resources will equip you to achieve your goals. They’ll also let you enjoy the journey as you learn with peers and professors, explore new cultures and communities and get help when you need it.

Check out our videos to learn more.

We’re Here to Help

If you have questions, please reach out to the Admissions team at

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Located on 88 acres in West Des Moines, Des Moines University’s state-of-the-art campus serves as the foundation for powerful, evolutionary trends in education and health care delivery.

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