The majority of students matriculating to DMU-CPMS will have earned a bachelor's degree before enrolling at DMU. You may apply while working toward completion of the requirements for your degree, and you will have the opportunity to indicate this on your application. Bachelor's degrees must be conferred by a regionally accredited institution. In some situations, exceptional students may be considered for admission after completing only three years (90 semester hours) of undergraduate work at a regionally accredited institution.
A science GPA and cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher are recommended to be considered for admission. View our current class profile to learn more about our students. No grade lower than a C- will be accepted for prerequisite coursework. CLEP credits, AP credits, IB credit and P/F credits will not be considered for prerequisites.
All course work must be from a regionally accredited institution. You may apply while working toward completion of the following courses, and they must be completed by the date of matriculation.
- Biology - 8 semesters hours with lab
- General chemistry - 8 semester hours with lab; a two semester chemistry sequence is required
- Organic chemistry - 8 semester hours with lab; a two semester organic chemistry sequence is required (may substitute 4 semester hours of Biochemistry)
- Physics - 8 semester hours with lab
- English, composition, communications, speech, or other writing intensive coursework - 6 semester hours
- Comparative anatomy
- Medical terminology
Take the MCAT
You must complete the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) to be considered for admission – we prefer MCAT scores no older than 3 years. You may apply before taking the MCAT, but your file will be placed on Hold pending receipt of your official scores. No final admission decisions will be rendered until official MCAT scores are received by the application service. Applicants should plan to complete the MCAT no later than the spring of the year they plan to matriculate; May MCAT scores will be the latest considered for fall enrollment. The average MCAT score of the incoming class is 494.
Exposure to Medicine
Competitive applicants should have exposure to medicine documented in a letter of recommendation from a podiatrist. Exposure is recommended so applicants will have already determined whether the podiatric medical profession is right for them. This experience can be paid or volunteer. To establish a mentoring or shadowing relationship with a podiatrist, visit the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Applicants who are legal permanent residents of the U.S. will be required to provide a copy of their permanent resident card (green card) prior to admission.
Note: Permanent residency status "pending," is not eligible for admission.
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or legal permanent U.S. residents are not eligible for admission to the DPM program. Please review the information for international students.
All accepted CPMS students are required to complete a criminal background check through the DMU preferred vendor. Results must be released to DMU prior to matriculation, and the cost of this process will be paid by the applicant. Applicants are required to disclose all past or present charges, convictions, dismissals, deferred judgments and expunged records as related to a misdemeanor or felony. They are also obligated to disclose any additional charges and convictions which occur following completion of the initial criminal background check. Admission to the program may be revoked if misrepresentations or omissions from the application are noted in the background check. DMU-CPMS students are required to complete annual criminal background checks, which may include drug screening, while enrolled at DMU.