Professional Development Registration

Thank you for your interest in pursuing Professional Development coursework at Des Moines University as a student in non-degree seeking status.  Now that you are approved to register for Professional Development courses, please follow the instructions below to begin the process of enrolling.

1. Seat deposit

Please submit the non-refundable $250.00 deposit to secure your intent to register for a seat in a Professional Development course promptly. Your deposit is used to open your DMU billing account and is credited toward  tuition of your first course upon registration.  Submission of the deposit will trigger all other actions necessary to begin your enrollment process.

Submit your seat deposit at

2. Access to DMU email, Pulse and D2L

Within several days of submission of the seat deposit, your accounts will be activated and login instructions emailed to you regarding your DMU email account and the Pulse and D2L systems. Pulse is the university’s intranet system which provides much of the necessary information for your enrollment in DMU coursework.  D2L is the learning management system used for all courses.

3. Background check

A background check is required of all individuals enrolling in coursework through Des Moines University.  Many individuals have an acceptable background check completed through an employer or other educational agency which can be submitted directly to admissions.  If you have no other acceptable background check you are able to submit, you must comply with university standards and submit a background check through our preferred vendor prior to the beginning of the term start date.  Please visit Certiphi Screening to create an account to begin your background check:

Please be sure to enter the correct Application Station Code for your program:

  • Professional Development students please use established code :  ‘DMU-MPH-ADM’ to get started.

If you have technical issues visiting the Application Station site, please contact Application Station Support at: 888-291-1369 x2006. Background checks must be completed by the deadline indicated in your Conditions of Enrollment

4. Registration for Professional Development coursework

  • Summer 2017 Term Registration – 4/24/2017 through 4/30/2017
  • Fall 2017 Term  Registration – 8/14/2017 through 9/4/2017

5. Payment of Tuition

Please note – individuals registering for Professional Development are NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID.
The full tuition amount is due at the time of registration; there are no exceptions to this policy.

Additional information

Additional information will be available via Pulse including:

  • Technology requirements
  • Online learning platform
  • Tuition Deadlines
  • Textbooks
  • Course calendar

Be sure to check your DMU email address for announcements and information.