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Admission Requirements

The majority of students matriculating to DMU-CPMS will have earned a bachelors 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. Bachelors 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.

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.

Required courses

  • Biology – 8 semesters hours with lab
  • General chemistry – 8 semester hours with lab
  • Organic chemistry – 8 semester hours with lab (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

Recommended courses

  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Comparative anatomy
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • 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 2015 MCAT scores will be the latest considered for fall 2015 enrollment. The average MCAT score of the incoming class is 23.

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.

Permanent residents

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.

Non U.S. citizens

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.

Technical standards

See our technical standards page.

Background checks

Accepted students will be required to pay for and complete a criminal background check prior to matriculation.  All students must complete a criminal background check by the DMU selected vendor prior to enrollment. If you have a pending misdemeanor or felony which results in a conviction, it is your responsibility to immediately inform the university. You are required to inform the university of any charges or convictions which occur following completion of the initial criminal background check. Students will then be required to participate in annual background checks through the Dean’s office and/or Clinical Affairs.