Dr. Ripley works with a student in the DMU Clinic Students walking into the DMU Clinic Professor and students in the OMM lab

Great Benefits

DMU values it’s employees and makes sure to show that by providing comprehensive benefits packages.


Professor Spoctor points to an image on a screen in the Anatomy labWorld Class Research

Research is a priority at DMU. Researchers and students both benefit from high-quality laboratories and equipment as they try to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.


Inclusive Culture

Among numerous honors for its innovative diversity efforts, DMU received the 2015 Institutional Excellence Award of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education and the 2015 Friends of Iowa Civil Rights Award.


Munroe buildingState-of-the-Art Facilities and Support

Employees and students have exceptional facilities where they can teach, learn, and improve their skills. This includes our innovative Center for Teaching and Learning which provides support for both students and faculty to create the best possible learning environment. Take a 360° tour of campus.


Dr. Reimer talks in front of a group Strong Shared Governance

Everyone has a stake in our shared success and is involved in institutional planning. View DMU’s mission, vision, and values.


Community Involvement

Faculty, staff, and students are highly active in professional and community service, as evidenced by our induction in 2016 into the Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame, the most prestigious state-level recognition of volunteer service.


Commitment to Wellness

DMU is the first and only college or university in the nation to achieve platinum status for its wellness program, the highest honor bestowed by the Wellness Councils of America.


Two male and one female runner in front of big north windows with green trees in background. Top-Rated City

Des Moines has so much to offer and is getting noticed for it! High-quality entertainment, food, great housing, and a low-cost of living. We’re sure you’ll fall in love with Des Moines.

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And Much More!

  • Tobacco/smoke-free campus
  • On-campus Clinic
  • Located near downtown
  • Consistent pay raises
  • High-quality cafeteria
  • Wellness classes