Des Moines University participates in the web-based Post Baccalaureate Centralized Application Service (PostBacCAS). Direct applications to DMU are also accepted. It is your choice to determine which application may be better suited to your situation.

Application Timing

DMU utilizes rolling admissions; therefore, it is recommended you apply and submit application materials early in the cycle.

  • The application to the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences will open on August 15.
  • For best consideration, it is recommended to have all materials submitted by early June.
  • Applications are reviewed once they are complete and/or verified.

Applicants may only apply to one Des Moines University program at a time.

All materials related to an application for admission become the property of Des Moines University upon receipt and will not be returned or released to the applicant either in original or photocopy form.


Applicants may apply to the MSBS program directly through DMU here.
  1. Complete the direct application or dual degree online application.
  2. Upon completion of the online application, please submit the following:
    • Submit official transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges or regionally accredited universities from within the United States
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Official GRE, MCAT or DAT score report(s), optional

Official transcripts can be emailed to: or mailed to:

Des Moines University
M.S.B.S. Admissions
8025 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266


Applicants may also apply through PostBacCAS.

All supporting documents may be submitted through PostBacCAS. As transcripts may take several weeks to process by PostBacCAS, it is strongly recommended that you begin your application well in advance of the July deadline.

In addition to the PostBacCAS application, please submit:

Official transcripts
Submit all official transcripts to PostBacCAS. Official transcripts should show all previous undergraduate and graduate work with grades and degrees. Transcripts must be from a regionally accredited college or regionally accredited university from within the United States.

Contact information for a minimum of three references. Evaluations may come from a professor, academic advisor, employer, supervisor, or mentor.

Official test scores (optional)
Send your official MCAT, GRE, or DAT scores to PostBacCAS (DMU's code for PostBacCAS is 4414). Submission of official test scores is optional.

CV/resume (optional)
Resume is optional, but highly recommended.

Admissions Decisions

An interview is required for admission. Currently, virtual interviews are being offered.

Additional information

TOEFL scores

In addition to admission requirements, applicants who are not native speakers of English must satisfy an adequate command of the English language. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores or other evidence of English proficiency are required. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 points on the written exam, 213 on the computerized exam, or 69-70 on the internet-based exam is required. Individual graduate programs may require scores higher than the minimums stated. For more information about the TOEFL, visit or contact ETS. The TOEFL requirement is waived for applicants who have received a degree from an institution where instruction was conducted in English.

Accommodations in education policy

The University complies with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Iowa Civil Rights Act and other laws relating to the accommodations of disabilities in its educational programming.

View the Accommodations in Education Policy


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