College of Osteopathic Medicine

Help shape the future of health care

Des Moines University’s COM Graduate Degrees Will Help Prepare You for Your Future

We need leaders who are highly competent and compassionate medical professionals. A DMU graduate degree will help you gain the knowledge and know-how to further your career and advance health care.

COM helps future health care experts, researchers and educators focus on the well-being of the entire person—not just their symptoms, illnesses or injuries. Whether you choose our graduate degrees in osteopathic medicine, anatomy or biomedical sciences, you will be well-positioned to improve health care in your chosen field.

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Our Mission and Values

To improve lives in our global community by educating diverse groups of highly competent and compassionate osteopathic physicians, health educators, researchers and scholars.

Our vision statements support DMU’s mission.

College of Osteopathic Medicine Highlights

DMU strives to improve lives at local, state, national and global levels by training a new generation of educators, physicians, researchers and scholars. You can choose from degrees in anatomy, biomedical sciences or osteopathic medicine, where you will:

  • Learn within a close-knit community

    Our four graduate programs within the College of Osteopathic Medicine have small student-to-faculty ratios. Our master’s in biomedical sciences degree, for example, has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8:1. Whether it’s a question about your coursework, research or professional aspirations, you will discover that our faculty members are accessible and interested in your success.

  • Pursue life-changing research opportunities

    DMU faculty members are leading research efforts of broad medical impact. Our expert researchers and scholars provide many opportunities for you to get involved in their research efforts or launch your own research projects. Many College of Osteopathic Medicine students advance research and publish articles, present findings and win awards, fellowships and scholarships.

  • Receive guidance and support from medical leaders

    With more than 30 faculty members across multiple disciplines, DMU College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty bring their expansive academic, health care and research expertise into the classroom. You will benefit from their knowledge and experience, as well as receive mentorship and career advising.

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