Please contact the admissions team at DMUAdmit@dmu.edu if you have questions regarding the completion of application and admission requirements in light of any issues posed by COVID-19.
The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program accepts applications directly through Des Moines University or through the Post Baccalaureate Centralized Application Service (PostBacCAS). It is your choice to determine which application may be better suited to your situation. Applications are reviewed once they are complete and/or verified.
- 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 2020.
DMU utilizes rolling admissions, therefore it is recommended you apply and submit application materials early in the cycle.
DMU DIRECT APPLICATION PROCESS
Applicants may apply to the MSBS program directly through DMU here
- Fill out the online application or dual degree application
- In the online application you will be asked to:
- Provide GRE (code 2256), MCAT or DAT scores
- Provide TOEFL exam scores (non-native English speaking applicants only)
- Upon completion of the online application please submit the following:
- Official GRE, MCAT or DAT score report(s)
- Three letters of recommendation
Official transcripts can be emailed to: MSAdmit@dmu.edu or mailed to:
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50312
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 only apply to one Des Moines University program at a time.
POSTBACCAS APPLICATION PROCESS
Applicants may also apply through PostBacCAS.
All supporting documents may be submitted through PostBacCAS. As transcripts and test scores 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, you must submit:Official transcripts
Official transcripts showing all previous undergraduate and graduate work with grades and degrees. Transcripts must be submitted directly to PostBacCAS. Official test scores
The MCAT is recommended for the MSBS program. GRE and DAT scores are also acceptable. The PostBacCAS GRE code for Des Moines University is 4414. Evaluations/references
Contact information for a minimum of three references. Evaluations may come from a professor, academic advisor, employer, supervisor or mentor. CV/resume
Resume is optional, but highly recommended.
Select candidates will invited to interview with the program.
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.
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 www.toefl.org or contact ETS. The TOEFL requirement is waived for applicants who have received a degree from an institution where instruction was conducted in English.