DMU Dual Degree Options

M.H.A. + Clinical Dual Degree

Students enrolled in a clinical DMU program (D.O., D.P,M, D.P.T) may be eligible for a dual degree option leading to a master of health care administration degree. Students may also be eligible to enroll in select professional development courses to further their understanding of the concepts without committing to enrolling in the full degree program.

The dual degree option enables students to combine their clinical knowledge and practice with expertise gained in the master’s degree program, helping their patients and enhancing their professional options and career. The majority of the 48 semester hour M.H.A. degree can be completed online, providing a great deal of flexibility for our clinical dual degree students. The Executive Residency Workshops will allow our dual degree students the opportunity to further develop their leadership skills on campus with future leaders in health care. The workshops will be offered twice each year and will comprise a total of 13 semester hours of the M.H.A. degree.

The application process for the M.H.A. clinical dual degree is very similar to the standard M.H.A. graduate application, and details may be found below.

M.H.A. + M.P.H.

Students enrolled in DMU’s M.P.H. program may be eligible for a dual degree combining M.P.H. and M.H.A. To apply for a dual degree, students must first complete 9 semester hours in the M.P.H. degree program. The dual degree curriculum involves several overlapping course credits, bringing the total number of hours required to earn a dual degree to 78 semester hours.

How to Apply

Current DMU students may apply through the SOPHAS Express, our centralized application service partner. All documents may be submitted through your SOPHAS online application. Transcripts and test scores do not need to be submitted, these documents will be obtained from the registrar’s office. Learn more about the application process.

Current clinical students may be eligible to begin courses in the dual program during their second semester in the clinical program.


Drake Dual Degree Options

DMU M.H.A. + Drake B.S.

To provide an opportunity for undergraduate health sciences students enrolled in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) at Drake University and the Master of Health Care Administration Program at Des Moines University to concurrently earn credit toward both degrees.

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DMU M.H.A. + Drake J.D.

To provide an opportunity for students enrolled in the Doctor of Jurisprudence program at Drake University and theMaster of Health Care Administration Program at Des Moines University to concurrently earn credit toward both degrees.

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